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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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Yes, the labyrinthian Tube had a new monster at its centre.
A variety of molecules are involved in the downstream labyrinthian signaling pathways.
These institutions, theorized by Michel Foucault in Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison, as being in the labyrinthian business of controlling and containing body and behavior, are temporally subverted and thus transformed, through an alliance of the socially abjected, into crucibles of an awakening solidarity rather than alienation among the marginalized (Foucault 1979).
Once again a labyrinthian structure is centre stage--air ducts within
And the certification process for it all was labyrinthian.
His hurt doesn't prevent Sir Humphry leading a tour of his labyrinthian home, complete with dungeons and torture chamber, and at one point he manually winds up a clock mechanism which he rescued from one of his eminent family's many houses.
An appendix to the work offers a helpful index of Chinese and British figures, which allows the reader to navigate more easily through the sometimes labyrinthian pathways of the book.
No other Western movie in the last generation or so approaches this notable film in its ambitious, provocative treatment of the labyrinthian realities of western life.
The setting remains a long shot of a graceful labyrinthian picturesque garden where we see glimpses of happy social life (a party) in the distance.
To say that labyrinthian sentence constructions and repeated references to Greek mythology strike a cheesy note to contemporary ears but not to the original audiences still says nothing about the actual quality of what was written.
Wittgenstein's pursuit of the myriad and labyrinthian ramifications of the conceptual confusions surrounding the Augustinian picture of language has generated a monument of philosophical exegesis.
Here the prophetic, opening nightmare vision of the Beloved's half-open tomb and the subsequent waking confirmation of her death provoke a courageous, self-imposed resolve on the part of the male speaker to embark, as I write in "Beginnings in Endings," on "a labyrinthian journey through the maze of his own death anxiety"--a journey in which he "restages the classic Petrarchan drama of temporality and yet cannot comfortably incorporate its conventional, transcendent rhetorical solutions.