Vexed question

VEXED QUESTION, vexata quaestio. A question or point of law often discussed or agitated, but not determined nor settled.

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We were relieved at this, but on the whole, our adventure had not done much towards clearing up the vexed question of Peg's witchcraft.
The American will know how to appreciate the importance of this opinion, in relation to the house in question, when he is told that it was written by one of those inspired moralists, and profound constitutional lawyers, and ingenious political economists, who daily teach their fellow creatures how to give practical illustrations of the mandates of the Bible, how to discriminate in vexed questions arising from the national compact, and how to manage their private affairs in such a way as to escape the quicksands that have wrecked their own.
DEAR Editor, The vexed question of to kneel or not to kneel in the presence at the Privy Council.
This again raises the vexed question of securing enough medical staff to serve north Wales.
Sturgeon says that the Scottish people will decide when there's a majority demand for another go at the vexed question on the country's future.
If he gets past Billy Joe Saunders, I would love to see him get in the ring with either Kell Brook or James De Gale to try and sort out the vexed question of who is the Boss of the Middleweights.
BUSINESS leaders' open letter on the vexed question of a North East Metro Mayor is going to ruffle some feathers.
One of the key issues under debate was the vexed question of the IPL, the staggeringly wellpaid Twenty20 league that English players have traditionally struggled to appear in due to a clash with the domestic season.
It's a vexed question for any new parent, especially when toddlers become old enough to grab an iPhone and protest incessantly when they don't get to play with it.
He also looks at the importance of pilgrimage, the life and work of monasteries and priories, and finally the vexed question of 'heresy' charges and convictions in which he argues that hunting heretics was not a sign of a declining institution but of a vitally alive one.
That brings us to the vexed question of aspirin and paracetamol.
I AM saddened that Clr Jim Dodds (Examiner, February 11) has chosen to indulge in some blatant party-politicking on the vexed question of children's centres and libraries.