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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
By now everyone should know that the Masked Observer doesn't take a back seat to anyone, except those within his evening purview.
Today, despite having a global purview, the brand is manufactured and developed entirely here in the United States, the only remaining metal eyewear manufacturer to do so.
In 2015 she was promoted to Airbnb’s chief business affairs and legal officer, greatly expanding her purview to include civic partnerships, public policy, communication, social and philanthropic initiatives, and legal operations.
The machine stays the machine; the only changes happen to those who fall within its purview.
Oversight of the county’s assessment system has also been a challenge because for decades the assessor’s office has considered itself an independent agency that operates outside the purview of the bodies that oversee county government.
The figure was thereafter condemned, like everything else within the artist’s purview, to the status of an optical byproduct of reflected light, and academic training swiftly accommodated the new dispensation.
In the past, eclectic roots exploration with a beat was the purview of rootsy rock acts like Rod Stewart or the Band.
As a result, the use of such funds is clearly within the purview of the statute.
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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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