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It was not for poor Pepsy to take issue with this master mind.

However, I did feel impelled to take issue with him on one point.

His respect for Mr. Waring, he said, made him hesitate to take issue with him.

Just here it is that psychology begins to take issue with the popular idea.

For weeks I had not the courage to take issue with the learned judge.

The United Irish League determined to take issue with him on this.

By that sign, you shall know that I am going to take issue with you.

"You take issue with Philadelphus in that," Laodice interposed.

Lite showed a disposition to stop and take issue with the shooters who kept up a spiteful firing from the ridge.

He did not hesitate to take issue with the theories and statements of Galen, and criticised those who adopted them too servilely.

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.

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