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  • the act of issuing printed materials
  • an opening that permits escape or release
    • he blocked the way out
    • the canyon had only one issue
  • the becoming visible
    • not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins
  • the immediate descendants of a person
    • she was the mother of many offspring
    • he died without issue
  • a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    • the average return was about 5%
  • supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
  • the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)
    • a new issue of stamps
    • the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago
  • some situation or event that is thought about
    • he kept drifting off the topic
    • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
    • it is a matter for the police
  • one of a series published periodically
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room
  • an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
    • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
    • politicians never discuss the real issues
  • make out and issue
    • write out a check
    • cut a ticket
    • Please make the check out to me
  • come out of
    • Water issued from the hole in the wall
    • The words seemed to come out by themselves
  • bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
  • circulate or distribute or equip with
    • issue a new uniform to the children
    • supply blankets for the beds
  • prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
    • publish a magazine or newspaper
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