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labyrinth

(Complex), noun complexity, confused situation, difficulty, enigma, involvement, intricate state, knotty problem, maze, mystery, problem, puzzle, riddle, tangle

labyrinth

(Winding course), noun circuitous course, complex course, complexity, complicated arrangement, complication, convolution, involvement, maze, meander, meanderings, problem, puzzle, tortuousness course, winding path, windings and turnings
See also: ambiguity, complex, complication, confusion, entanglement, imbroglio, involution, snarl
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How this labyrinth was built is more than I can tell you.
As he passed onward, the clouds gathered over the moon, and the labyrinth grew so dusky that Theseus could no longer discern the bewilderment through which he was passing.
On this mishap, he bellowed so intolerably that a part of the labyrinth tumbled down, and all the inhabitants of Crete mistook the noise for an uncommonly heavy thunder storm.
Eager to let Ariadne know of his success, he followed the guidance of the thread, and soon found himself at the entrance of the labyrinth.
The passage took some hours, as the river here consisted of a labyrinth of small streams, separated by low wooded islands.
Of course, the difference in age between labyrinths and mazes is far from being their only distinction.
Labyrinth walking is a very powerful spiritual practice, and I walk labyrinths regularly.
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Saturday; indoor labyrinth in chapel at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, 3333 RiverBend Drive in Springfield; outdoor labyrinths at Lane Community College, 4000 E.
Branching out through history, labyrinths have appeared far and wide: from interior decoration to art, from pleasure gardens to religious symbolism.
Labyrinths are usually marked by low dividing ridges, stones or patterns on the ground so the path is open for all to see.
Ruggles and Saunders' contention that Nazca labyrinths we re made to be strolled through while staying mostly hidden from view "is novel and well-argued," says archaeoastronomer Anthony Aveni of Colgate University in Hamilton, N.