Definition of issue in English:
- No amount of appeals to the government for education reforms will resolve the fundamental issues at stake.
- Deploying isolated tactical security products will not solve the complex security issues facing tomorrow's Internet community.
- Resolving the abduction issue is an urgent matter.
- When we engage with our issues only as personal problems we come to blame ourselves for our troubles.
- Patients with personality disorder issues may be most difficult of all to assess.
- I thought it was just me - I am oversensitive to personal space issues.
- However, plans for the unit sales and bond issue remain at an early stage, he added.
- The officials hoped that this would pave the way for issue of licence by the end of the month.
- The two most important clauses for the purposes of the preliminary issue were clauses 4 and 13.
- The findings are being published in this week's issue of the journal Nature.
- The research appears in this week's issue of the Journal of Biochemistry.
- In next month's issue of Vogue magazine Parker claims that she may move to Ireland permanently with her husband.
- Although it intends to distribute corporate new issues eventually, it has not yet done so.
- To qualify for the full tax relief, you must invest in a new issue of VCT shares and hold the stock for at least three years.
- The deal comes after a share issue last August failed to attract the necessary investment.
verb (issues, issued, issuing)Back to top
- Any chance of you ever issuing the script for sale?
- The inquest was told that leaflets and documents are published for parents, issuing warnings on cot deaths.
- One of the most notable trends is a persistent drop in cases where no tax documents are issued for the sale of goods or services.
- On this particular Saturday, upon arrival we were issued with 12 parking vouchers.
- Officers have complained to us that the fleece jacket they have been issued with as part of the national uniform has just not kept them warm.
- Householders are being threatened with fines if they insist on sticking with bags instead of using the bins they have been issued with as part of the council's recycling drive.
- I want the Prime Minister to issue a very reconciliatory statement at his next rally.
- The real question is why any minister would need to issue such an order.
- The work group is to prepare this regulation, which is to be approved and issued by the minister of justice.
- Instead, like the earlier temple buildings, new additions were positioned to relate to the springs and the flow of the water issuing from them.
- Spring Wood does not take its name from the season but from the many springs which issue from the highlands above the wood.
- Eroding sand, gravel and clay, with occasional springs issuing from them, present an unstable habitat for a few plants.
- Under discussion; in dispute.Example sentences
- Mr Coffey later said if the material at issue was discussed it could imperil a future trial.
- Never exclude anyone from voicing a perspective on the question at issue.
- But this comparative element is too close to the question at issue: whether inequality is bad.
make an issue of
- Treat too seriously or as a problem.Example sentences
- Still, neither candidate made an issue of either the law or Flanagan's sexual orientation, and Jeffords retained the backing of gay rights groups.
- That's a worry at the back of everyone's mind really, but because they're still employing people there nobody is making an issue of it.
- The only people who are making an issue of this are the media.
take issue with
- Disagree with; challenge: she takes issue with the notion of crime as unique to contemporary societyMore example sentences
- But note that he understood what I was getting at, even though he passionately disagreed, and took issue with my bitchy tone.
- So, it's not the contents of the documents that you're taking issue with.
- It is always worrying when people disagree with you by taking issue with an argument you never proposed.
- Example sentences
- It enables the navigation authority to control, by licences issuable at its discretion, the installation and continuity of any works affecting the public river.
- ‘A maximum of 13.9 million common shares are issuable to complete the private placement,’ the statement said.
- Example sentences
- In feudal China, men had liberty to divorce their wives for reasons ranging from infidelity, laziness, loss of manners, to being issueless or even inability to curry favour with with her parents-in-law.
- Despite enjoying all her freedom, Ms. Sudha had experienced the emptiness of an issueless family for about 15 years.
- The last Maharajas died issueless even though each one of them had two wives.
exit from mid 16th century:
Exit was used during the time of Shakespeare as a stage direction meaning ‘he or she goes out’, which is the word's literal meaning in Latin. (The plural equivalent, ‘they go out’, is exeunt.) One of the best-known uses of the word is in a speech from Shakespeare's As You Like It: ‘All the world's a stage, / And all the men and women merely players: / They have their exits and their entrances; /And one man in his time plays many parts, / His acts being seven ages.’ Shakespeare is also responsible for what must be the must famous of all stage directions, from The Winter's Tale: ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’. People started using exit to mean ‘a way out’ at the end of the 17th century. The sounds of the Latin were softened in French to become the source of issue (Middle English).
Words that rhyme with issueMogadishu, tissue
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