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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
So, taking meetings pertaining to Ukraine would be under his purview.
The funny thing about cryptocurrency is that it is supposed to make capital accessible to everyone, yet seems to be in the purview of finance and tech people in the know.
Generally, this is a long process for an individual that started with a faint idea that gradually took hold as those risk factors mounted and as the capability came into their purview.
The San Diego Regional Center on Ruffin Road coordinates people with disabilities under their purview throughout the county and has placed some residents at Michael’s House.
So, yes, in the purview of the sports world, U-M is a football school.
Now, Viacom president and CEO Robert Bakish has extended that oversight to include Nickledeon and BET, as well, two networks that were previously not under Levy's in purview.
Mayer also takes over his ad sales purview, while Sherwood is getting responsibility for distribution deals with cable operators.
For the rest of his career, his purview expanded to include rock’s most bizarre extended cast of freaks and misfits possible, introducing the world to Table Top Joe, the Eyeball Kid and the Bride of Rain Dog.
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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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