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the threat of a sudden rise in oil prices
Experts predict a sharp rise in unemployment.
The proposed tax rise was not unexpected.
Serious crime is once again on the rise.
Traders make money by speculating on the rise and fall of share prices.
the rise of militant nationalism in the 1930s
His rise to prominence in sport dates from the early 1950s.
The book charts Davis' rise to fame.
Her rapid rise to the top is well deserved.
The series covers the rise and fall of the Third Reich.
her meteoric rise from office clerk to managing director
He stood backstage, nervously awaiting the rise of the curtain.
She could see the rise and fall of his chest as he breathed.
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very unpleasant or dirty
a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the timeadd a word
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