verb (used with object)
- to collect a debt from (the person primarily liable) before proceeding against the person secondarily liable.
- to execute against the movable property of (a debtor) before proceeding against the debtor's immovable property, as land.
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Origin of discuss
synonym study for discuss
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Example sentences from the Web for discuss
I couldn't have imagined that I would actually be sitting with him, coincidentally at age 30, discussing the same issue.
I was on Charlie Rose recently, and in discussing Marilyn Monroe he asked, what do you think was her great appeal?Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The military has been trying to stop current and former special operators from discussing their secretive profession.Exclusive: Bin Laden ‘Shooter’ Under Investigation for Leaking Secrets|Shane Harris|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neither individual would go on the record due to the sensitivity of discussing personnel matters.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once we were discussing Lifeboat, a Hitchcock film that takes place almost entirely in a small boat adrift at sea.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a word, he knew and -243-studied the critics and scholars of Italy, and was interested in discussing them.A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance|Joel Elias Spingarn
About a week before the Thirds "the Bull" was discussing the match in the dormitories.The Loom of Youth|Alec Waugh
We were discussing the cutters and the talk was very soothing.The Seiners|James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
Hundreds of times—literally hundreds—I have known whole evenings devoted to discussing the odds.The Chequers|James Runciman
In discussing the bearing of the Bible on learning much has been made of the example of the Bibles mightiest characters.The Bible and Life|Edwin Holt Hughes