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lie beyond

1. To be positioned or located just past some point. The place you're looking for lies beyond those hills. It will be a two-day hike to get there. He was determined to discover what lay beyond the forests to the east.
2. To be outside the scope of someone's power, understanding, ability, etc. I studied the puzzle for nearly an hour, but the answer simply lay beyond me. The power to indict someone of a crime lies beyond this committee—all we can do is offer our recommendations for the authorities.
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lie beyond someone or something

 
1. to be located on the other side of someone or something. The stream lies beyond those men you see working in the field. The village lies just beyond that hill there.
2. to be outside the grasp or the ability of someone or a group. I am afraid that this matter lies beyond Dave. The solution lies beyond the power of the committee.
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References in classic literature ?
The Ionic School of Epic poetry was, as we have seen, dominated by the Homeric tradition, and while the style and method of treatment are Homeric, it is natural that the Ionic poets refrained from cultivating the ground tilled by Homer, and chose for treatment legends which lay beyond the range of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey".
In a word, there was little chance of their getting alive across the mountains; and even if they did, those three guides knew nothing of the howling wilderness that lay beyond.
The fate of the relinquished provinces which lay beyond the dead lines we could only speculate upon.
Romance, adventure, strange peoples, fearsome beasts--all the excitement and scurry of the lives of the twentieth century ancients that have been denied us in these dull days of peace and prosaic prosperity--all, all lay beyond thirty, the invisible barrier between the stupid, commercial present and the carefree, barbarous past.
They avoided my eyes, and their quivering nostrils investigated the bodies that lay beyond me on the beach.
Presently I stood upon the beach looking out over the wide and lonely sea across whose forbidding bosom no human being had yet ventured, to discover what strange and mysterious lands lay beyond, or what its invisible islands held of riches, wonders, or adventure.
And Daylight, with a wave of his hand, definitely indicated the whole landscape and the creeks that lay beyond the divides.
I could hardly wait to see what lay beyond that cornfield; but there was only red grass like ours, and nothing else, though from the high wagon-seat one could look off a long way.
Baynes had heard much of his host's summary method of dealing out punishment to malefactors great and small who transgressed the laws or customs of his savage little world which lay beyond the outer ramparts of what men are pleased to call frontiers.
Through the arches leading into the vast series of caverns that lay beyond the throne room of King Roquat could be seen ranks upon ranks of the invaders--thousands of Phanfasms, Growleywogs and Whimsies standing in serried lines, while behind them were massed the thousands upon thousands of General Guph's own army of Nomes.
I told him that what lay beyond the eighth cave I could not even guess; but I was sure that somewhere upon the other side of the ice-barrier his mother lay in the power of Matai Shang, and that possibly his grandfather and great-grandfather as well, if they lived.
Quickly returning to the wall he had demolished to explore what lay beyond it, he carried the stones into the passageway and replaced them from that side.
God is love My Bonnie did not only lie over the ocean, My Bonnie did not just lie across the sea, My Bonnie lay beyond the end of time and motion, But the winds have blown my Bonnie home to me.
Just when Ben's life seems to be at its worst, his grandfather shows him wisdom about his own heritage dating back thousands of years, and ways to tap into steadfast strength in order to face not only the upcoming big soccer game, but also the many challenges of life that lay beyond. Highly recommended.
I also knew the potential and possibilities that lay beyond this wall.