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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ISSUES

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Rogers wipes the blood from his face, and issues his orders.

There was something in her heart that told her that to-day's event was big with issues.

You consider too much, where the issues are plain and simple.

We agreed that we would live together—'pool our issues,' as they say in America.

The issues of the strike were issues with which we are all familiar.

What Englishman issues forth at morn, without one beneath his arm?

When issues involving these are presented they vote in large numbers.

For the Poles it was like being in a burning house of which all the issues were locked.

In the last century the issues were simple, and can be easily expressed.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "exit, a going out, flowing out," from Old French issue "a way out, exit," from fem. past participle of issir "to go out," from Latin exire (cf. Italian uscire, Catalan exir), from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ire "to go," from PIE root *ei- "to go" (see ion). Meaning "discharge of blood or other fluid from the body" is from 1520s; sense of "offspring" is from late 14c. Meaning "outcome of an action" is attested from late 14c., probably from French; legal sense of "point in question at the conclusion of the presentation by both parties in a suit" (early 14c. in Anglo-French) led to transferred sense of "a point to be decided" (1836). Meaning "action of sending into publication or circulation" is from 1833.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.