take issue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take issue be of different opinions "I beg to differ!","She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Take issue of the two parties taking up the affirmative and the negative on the point in debate
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Quotations

  • Jacob Bronowski
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    “To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. issuë, issir, to go or flow out—L. exīreex, out, īre, to go.

Usage

In literature:

One thing the American never did take from the dead Bolo was his Russian tobacco, for it was worse even than the British issue tobacco.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Clinton even issued a proclamation requiring all inhabitants to take active part on the royalist side.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
I believe that if she were here at this moment she would place the two issues before her and bid her take her choice.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It usually takes several minutes for the adult to issue and for its wings to become hard enough so it can fly.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
And they will all bet on the issue if it takes the last cent they have.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
The vastness of the structure takes hold of a man as he issues from the street by which he has come from Sant' Angelo.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
He issued a proclamation, also, offering pardon and protection to all citizens who would take the oath of allegiance to the king.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
He was too outspoken, too inclined to take issue.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
It appeared that all the men of the town who thrived by lawlessness and vice now decided to take up Mink's case and make his discharge an issue.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
The chord of national feeling was struck by King Victor Emmanuel in an order issued upon taking supreme command of the army and navy.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Brig.-Gen. Preston (Bureau of Conscription) takes issue with Gen. Lee on the best mode of sending back deserters to the field.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Bakounin takes issue with him here.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
Catherine sat at Algernon's desk to issue cards, and take in the annual fee of fifty cents.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
He issued directions to take the place, and spare nobody.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
The Jap, however, refused to take issue.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
After six months of marriage without sign of issue, Henry began to take fright.
"The Wives of Henry the Eighth and the Parts They Played in History" by Martin Hume
And as he watched he saw the girl issue from the shadow, take the letter from Mrs. Lyeth, and escape with it to the house.
"A Transient Guest" by Edgar Saltus
It did not take them long to bring her to a reasonable view of the question at issue.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
The Chinese, no less than the rest of us, will take up a moral issue in a burst of enthusiasm.
"Drugging a Nation" by Samuel Merwin
Milford did not take issue with his newly adopted creed.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
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In poetry:

Then take in hand thy lyre,
Strike in thy proper strain,
With Japhet's line aspire
Sol's chariot for new fire,
To give the world again;
Who aided him will thee, the issue of Jove's brain.
"An Ode to Himself" by Ben Jonson

In news:

Before the president takes the oath of office for a second time, African Americans should mobilize around these issues.
Medicare takes over as main issue in congressional races.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall takes issue with Thomas Mulcair's oilsands comments.
In a strong program, the upcoming Association of American University Presses' annual conference takes on the tough issues facing scholarly publishing.
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry's comms director has revealed her strategy to take on issues like animal testing in an attempt to shrug off its 'old Volvo' image.
When they are finding funding for issues that do not consider health, maybe they better stand back and take a look at what out local communities are really in need of.
Virtually trapped in country for entire schooling, they take the issue to Congress.
Let's take a look at some of the issues surrounding any possible deal and what it might take to make it happen.
Christie, Martinez take issue with Romney's 'gift' remarks.
2 ex-NCAA leaders take issue with PSU sanctions.
Consumer and Small Business Advocates Take Issue with Insurance Rate Increases.
Business Groups Take Issue With Thruway Statement.
Tea partyers take issue with Allen's endorsements.
Unions Take Issue With EPA Regulations, Warn of Potential for Lost Jobs.
Juggalos take issue with label as a gang.
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In science:

And when one lists all these issues and all the associated problems, one is often so struck by the enormity of the task that a sense of hopelessness seems to take over.
Overview and Outlook
All these issues will hopefully be clarified by the continuation of data taking.
The Status of The Standard Model
The issue being local, via a chart we can take M = R2n .
Kobayashi hyperbolicity of almost complex manifolds
That is the primary issue addressed in this paper. A second approach, discussed in a separate paper , is to modify the normal formula for χ2 to take into account the non-Gaussian tails of error distributions.
Tests of goodness of fit to multiple data sets
My reason for bringing this up is to take issue with the title.
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
Just as in we need to take into account the rather subtle issue of extremal couplings.
Holographic anatomy of fuzzballs
Taking our 2004 review as a starting point we summarize some recent developments in this issue.
Planar Equivalence 2006
The experience obtained during the CALICE data taking has clearly revealed the need for a dedicated treatment of data types more related to hardware issues. For the next generation test beams the interface between the DAQ systems and the offline processing has to be better defined.
CALICE Report to the Calorimeter R&D Review Panel
The topology on the space D([0, ∞), Rk ) where the functions take values in Rk is strictly stronger than the topology on the product space D([0, ∞), R)k , but there is no difference on the subset of continuous functions, and so this issue really plays no role here.
Proofs of the martingale FCLT
Let’s take a break from probabilities and consider a slightly different issue.
A practical guide to Basic Statistical Techniques for Data Analysis in Cosmology
There is much freedom in how to do this, and the route we will take is to very briefly introduce the most traditional way, and then to discuss its issues with regard to numerical relativity.
Numerical modeling of black holes as sources of gravitational waves in a nutshell
Our basic goal, when the structure is tamed by some closed form φ is to define a number by counting the solutions with appropriate signs, and it is the issue of these signs which we take up next.
Gauge Theory in higher dimensions, II
We shall take up this issue in Section 3.7, showing that correlations must converge to 1 at least as fast as (log ν )−1 if clustering is to be present in asymptotic terms.
Robustness of multiple testing procedures against dependence
In this situation, there are no issues with oversampling. A second, perhaps more usual, approach is to take tj = j τs where τs > 0 is the sampling time.
On the Implementation of the 0-1 Test for Chaos
In continuum scenario this is not an issue because in order to take derivative of the field we are only concerned about the limit.
Causal set as a discretized phase spacetime
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