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ISSUES, Eng. law. The goods and profits of the lands of a defendant against whom a writ of distringas or distress infinite has been issued, taken by virtue of such writ, are called issues. 3 Bl. Com. 280; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 351.

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There are not apt to be any get-rich-quick for- tunes made in corporations that issue no watered stock and do not capitalize their franchises.
I should have gathered from this that he was young; indeed, it is only the young who are ever confronted by such clear issues.
Although what he said merely confirmed the impression which I had before entertained, still it increased my anxiety to escape from a captivity which, however endurable, nay, delightful it might be in some respects, involved in its issues a fate marked by the most frightful contingencies.
No secret issues could have escaped their vigilance.
Oftentimes My wife and I will talk of this fair night And its great issues.
here is another idea, more sublime still: certain houses have two issues -- one upon the Place, and the other into the Rue de la Mortellerie, or la Vennerie, or la Texeranderie.
It has larger issues, wider scope, greater ambitions.
And with this new independence of Bill's to strengthen her, they could resist Martin more successfully as different issues came up.
It was as though the side issues had been shorn away, so that the main struggle was thenceforth on simpler lines.
From what you have told me I think that it is possible that graver issues hang from it than might at first sight appear.
The third of these cases was that of the Musgrave Ritual, and it is to the interest which was aroused by that singular chain of events, and the large issues which proved to be at stake, that I trace my first stride towards to position which I now hold.
Mother wouldn't mind I'm sure," said Lucy, but again had the sense of larger and unsuspected issues.