It is on the question of what is the glory of God that we join issue.
And here we join issue with infidelity and its lofty pretensions.
Sherman, eagle-eyed and prompt to join issue, gains a brief repose before the gray of morning looses the fires of hell.
First, I join issue with respect to the motive and nature of my book.
Upon the validity of this assumption we join issue with Darwin, as we conceive that upon this point the whole question hinges.
And, as something like suspense set in, I was anxious to join issue at once.
It were safer as well as honester to admit, than to join issue and challenge proof.
I do not mean that the classes will join issue with you on one of the measures which hits them hard, and beat you on that.
Let these bachelor customs of yours be sanctioned as entirely suitable—then we should be able to join issue with you.
Painting could no longer affect trivial humour; it had to join issue, and speak of what was going on around it.
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.
c.1300, "to flow out," from issue (n.) or else from Old French issu, past participle of issir; sense of "to send out authoritatively" is from c.1600; that of "to supply (someone with something)" is from 1925. Related: Issued; issuing.
issue is·sue (ĭsh'ōō)
A discharge, as of blood or pus.
A lesion, a wound, or an ulcer that produces a discharge of this sort.
A problem •Colloquial: We have an issue with irregular newspaper delivery