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Take issue   /teɪk ˈɪʃu/   Listen
Take issue

Be of different opinions.  Synonyms: differ, disagree, dissent.  "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

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"Take issue" Quotes from Famous Books

... been "ridiculed and sneered at" or "branded as a brainless heretic." I did neither one nor the other: I thought Mr. Upton a paradoxer to whom it was likely to be worth while to propound the definite assertion now in italics; and Mr. Upton does not find it convenient to take issue on the point. He prefers general assertions about algebra. So long as he cannot meet algebra on the above question, he may issue as many "respectful challenges" to the mathematicians as he can find paper to write: he will meet with ...
— A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) • Augustus de Morgan

... impossible of fulfillment. With him, to try was to succeed, according to Pepsy's simple and unbounded faith. The plan must be all right, and wondrous in its possibilities. It was all inspiration—born of a frankfurter. It was not for poor Pepsy to take issue with ...
— Pee-wee Harris • Percy Keese Fitzhugh

... suddenness of the catastrophe which overtakes them and leaves them totally incapacitated. Then they say, "I have a cold;" whereas it requires from twenty-four to thirty-six hours for the fulfilment of these conditions. They should have reached this sensible conclusion just two days before. I take issue with those physicians who urge that certain exercises should be given to the artist when the vocal cords are in a state of congestion, for the reason that it requires a period of from ten to fourteen days for the complete ...
— The Voice - Its Production, Care and Preservation • Frank E. Miller

Words linked to "Take issue" :   differ, contravene, negate, disagree, clash, contradict, dissent, agree

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