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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.
See also: beyond, lie
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: beyond, lie
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The golden calf they worship at Boston is a pigmy compared with the giant effigies set up in other parts of that vast counting-house which lies beyond the Atlantic; and the almighty dollar sinks into something comparatively insignificant, amidst a whole Pantheon of better gods.
It lies beyond everything: Nature, with all her cruelty, comes nearer to us than do these crowds of men.
Once a Credit Commercial de France bank, its grand facade is taster to what lies beyond the curved doors - an ornate two-storey lobby, sweeping arches and soaring columns crowned by a glass cupola.
Once a Credit Commercial de France bank, its grand facade is a taster to what lies beyond the curved doors - an ornate two-storey lobby, sweeping arches and soaring columns crowned by a glass cupola.
It seems so, when even a national park for Galloway lies beyond the vision of politicians and their politics.
"Mama, what lies beyond here?" they ask their mother.
The dream of what lies beyond has always driven our march of progress.
Our personal ego's said to be the obstacle Between the soul and its true life of miracle: Truth lies beyond our individuality.
His efforts become one of the major operations in the outfit's history as he discovers they are being held prisoner in another dimension--one that lies beyond a monster-infested war zone that harbors a powerful adversary.
His efforts become one of the major operations in the outfit's history as he discovers they are being held prisoner in another dimension - one that lies beyond a monster-infested war zone that harbors a powerful adversary.
FLATLINERS (15) PREVIEW IN 1990, director Joel Schumacher brought together five of young Hollywood's bright lights - Kevin Bacon, Billy Baldwin, Oliver Platt, Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland - for an outlandish thriller about curious medical students, who hope to find out what (if anything) lies beyond death by intentionally flatlining then resuscitating each other using a defibrillator.
Even though the science of how the work is made is laid bare, the exhibition, considered as a whole, appears to be questioning what lies beyond the parameter of our physical (created?) universe and by what means we might 'know' or access it.
Searing, affecting, and feminist, this title is certain to work its way into young readers' hearts, and to leave them questioning what lies beyond boundaries that are presented as absolute.
Familiar with the trip from his city of Dhaka to Kolkata by bus before and between Kolkata and Patna by rail, his adventure lies beyond. He takes heart at the words of a travel writer: oIf you take faith into your heart and just step outside without expectations, life comes together like a pair of cupped hands to catch you.o He combines history and currency to his excursion, for a rich, complex, and in-depth coverage of his subject as he navigates through races, religions, languages and cultures.
It does not see what lies beyond. It is more than indifference.