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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
And its punt on two partisan gerrymander challenges avoided a disastrous judicial intervention into the political purview of state legislatures.
That conversation fits into the purview of Mr. Mueller’s investigation.
But some of the biggest problem areas aren’t in the county’s purview, Schuh said.
The State Department approved an estimated $4 billion in commercial firearms exports in 2016, and roughly $3.2 billion would fall under Commerce’s purview under the new proposal, according to Reuters.
Walker unearths another near-miracle of cognitive dissonance in his investigation of the Gulag archipelago, which remains outside the purview of Russian national memory.
Markers are proposed to THC by county historical commissions, whose members also look out for the well-being of existing markers within their purview.
Liu He, the vice premier with purview of economic policy who has a master’s degree from Harvard, has been given unusual autonomy by President Xi.
But that will be a discussion for another day - discussion that will happen outside the purview of college basketball's signature event.
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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."
PURVIEW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of purview for English Language Learners
: an area within which someone or something has authority, influence, or knowledge
legal Definition of purview
Origin and Etymology of purview
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