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Domestic spying is outside the purview of the CIA.
  the scope or range of one’s knowledge or responsibility
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  • Domestic spying is outside the purview of the CIA.
  • She will not answer questions on the topic — saying it is outside her purview and competence.
  • This kind of rumor usually falls under the purview of conspiracy theorists.
  • Family law matters are traditionally the purview of state courts.

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  • At that Mr. Heelas fled precipitately upstairs, and the rest of the chase is beyond his purview.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • It is not often I have young Shadowhunters so close within my purview.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Yet, with her prescience, she was aware of dooms and sorrows outside her lover’s purview.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • One can almost hear a unified sigh rise from the nearby city and surrounding countryside where Nature has intervened to give respite to the weary humans slogging it out within her purview.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • He wanted me to…’ The explanation was the same: a dangerous error had been made, beyond the purview of Dragonfly.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Best to limit your purview to straight ahead.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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  • Verifying that claim is beyond the purview of this book.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Will it be said that the FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES of the Confederation were not within the purview of the convention, and ought not to have been varied?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • One, two; one, two; the heart beats in serenity, in confidence, in some trance of well-being, in some rapture of benignity; and look—the outermost parts of the earth—pale shadows on the utmost horizon, India for instance, rise into our purview.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • What was happening could negate thirteen years of therapy, couldn’t they understand that? … No, of course they couldn’t; it was not what interested them; they had other priorities and did not care to be burdened by problems beyond their purview.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • She was acutely aware that this was a job that lay well outside her purview at Milton, and she knew Armansky would be furious if he found out what she was doing.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • This tale from very early in the Troy-story lies outside Homer’s purview, but he appears to have remodeled it in the first book when Akhilleus is begging his mother to intervene with Zeus on his behalf: the hero reminds Thetis that she has a claim on Zeus, rehearsing a story of how she had once saved him from a revolt among the gods by enlisting the support of Briareus, "more powerful than the sea-god, his father.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • This follows from the fact that if the BTDUs (rolls) are stationed, while inactive, outside of the purview of the controlling office (i.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Things were going to be a little easier, considered the CIA man, grateful because his assignment was beyond the purview of the Agency.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • In determining the extent of information required in the exercise of a particular authority, recourse then must be had to the objects within the purview of that authority.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • With Dimitri’s authority I’ve made arrangements for your visit to Novgorod-please don’t tell me your objective; it’s not in my purview any more than the question you asked is in yours.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The incident in Stallarholmen was connected with the discoveries at Nykvarn, and was actually the purview of the Strängnäs police district in Södermanland county.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
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