a bit beyond (one's) ken

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a bit beyond (one's) ken

Advanced beyond one's ability to understand or make sense of the subject matter or task at hand. The stuff they're teaching in this advanced math class is a bit beyond my ken.
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References in classic literature ?
If then, in the countless ages of the past, or at the present hour in some foreign clime which is far away and beyond our ken, the perfected philosopher is or has been or hereafter shall be compelled by a superior power to have the charge of the State, we are ready to assert to the death, that this our constitution has been, and is--yea, and will be whenever the Muse of Philosophy is queen.
That cannot be," returned Don Quixote, "because night overtook me while I was there, and day came, and it was night again and day again three times; so that, by my reckoning, I have been three days in those remote regions beyond our ken.
Synopsis: The stories comprising Silas Dent Zobal's "The Inconvenience of the Wings" inhabit a imaginative landscape so expansive in conception that it permeates the border between the natural and the supernatural, showing us that what seems beyond our ken is as much a part of the human experience as the tactile ground on which we tread.
All this goes on, largely ignored or tacitly allowed, even as we pay lip service to an historical event from years beyond our ken.
our She does little to cheer her own staff, this tight-fisted old broad with wealth beyond our ken.
when the body rattles is beyond our ken no matter which flag drapes the coffin.
The Two Ronnies also targeted Fanny and Johnnie and in radio's classic Beyond Our Ken no one had to guess who Betty Marsden was thinking of when she swished on as Fanny Haddock.
Like quantum physics, national and international economics is beyond our ken so I find it ironic that individuals who have difficulty running domestic budgets claim some kind of omniscience when it comes to running the UK economy.
As a child I remember we all laughed at the Kenneth Williams character Arthur Fallow field in the BBC radio show Beyond our Ken as he chimed "the answer lies in the soil" in a deep West Country accent.
Our lives have flowed from exploding stars, from currents of time and gravity beyond our ken.
I mentioned Williams appearances on the radio show Beyond Our Ken and Round The Horne (between 1958 and 1968).
They both loved the wireless particularly the comedy programmes; Round The Horn and Beyond Our Ken, The Navy Lark and Ray's A Laugh, and my dad's favourites, Welsh Rarebit and Life With The Lyons.
Winning the HP war may have been beyond our Ken, but the man has plenty of sauce.
MP3 players may be as small as a ciggie lighters, but they can capture every note in the universe ( with spare capacity for music from galaxies beyond our ken.
We are capable of the incalculable, we are remarkable beyond reason, we are powerful and holy far beyond our ken.