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Examples of purview in a Sentence
- After the true shock and awe of a campaign of massive surplus, as in the Gulf War, no regime would have risked its survival by failing to go after the terrorists within its purview. —Mark Helprin, Wall Street Journal, 17 May 2004
- It is the use of informal, back channels outside public or congressional purview—designed partly to thwart publicity and partly to hold down the temperature of disputes within the government—that critics say denies the protections of open government. —Bob Woodward et al., Washington Post, 20-26 Jan. 1992
- … the contemporary university, though, has reached beyond the purview of education, and it has thereby become entangled in problems it lacks the means to resolve. —Louis Menand, Harper's, December 1991
The case is within the court's purview.
That question is outside my purview.
The moral dilemmas of the early settlers are beyond the purview of this book.
Recent Examples of purview from the Web
The issue of patents and delays into getting the drugs to market is outside his agency’s purview, Gottlieb said.
At the same time, the Fed must resist the temptation to become engaged in credit allocation and quasi-fiscal policies that are properly the purview of the Treasury and the people’s elected representatives in Congress.
To this day, and despite recent reforms to U.S. policy, drugs and industrial chemicals fall under the purview of separate laws administered by separate agencies.
Wives and mothers aren't the only unfair bearers of emotional labor these days, and, just like Hartley feels dismayed by the number of tasks that automatically fall into her purview, we single women are fed up, too.
Not having the elder brother under its purview will lessen the strain on the agency's resources.
Interestingly, some respondents saw the president as separate from the agencies in his purview.
The menu is the purview of executive chef Steve Rhee, who opened another tony Greek restaurant, Estiatorio Milos, in Miami Beach a few years back.
As a result, confusion permeated the 2-hour hearing, and commission members were forced to duck several questions that fell outside the purview of the study.
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Did You Know?
You might guess that there is a connection between purview and view. Purview comes from purveu, a word often found in the legal statutes of 13th- and 14th-century England. These statutes, written in Anglo-French, opened with the phrases purveu est and purveu que, which translate literally as "it is provided" and "provided that." Purveu derives from porveu, the past participle of the Old French verb porveeir, meaning "to provide." View derives (via Middle English) from the past participle of another Anglo-French word, veer, meaning "to see," and ultimately from the Latin vidēre, an ancestor of porveeir meaning "to see."
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