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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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The labyrinthian nature of the investigation, just short of six weeks old, has annoyed GAA chiefs in both Wicklow and Westmeath.
vous vivrez encore, Richard Ciupka's labyrinthian police thriller Le Dernier souffle, starring popular actor Luc Picard, and Johanne Pregent's Fugue, her eagerly awaited follow-up to Les Amoureuses.
You're not expected to give a toss about them, just to pick out a curie, track him or her through the labyrinthian plot, and hope he or she eventually gets naked.
It's) a handbook to guide you through the often complex, sometimes labyrinthian state employment process," according to an article published by the Sacramento Bee.
THERE is no Minotaur at the centre of the labyrinthian network of stairs, corridors and creaking elevators that leads to the Liverpool Record Office, but there is a priceless treasure.
In fact, at the end of his meandering discourse, to which he refers also as a labyrinthian journey and error, the Petrarch-persona turns into a humble supplicant who becomes fully cognizant of his misgivings and who addresses, not God, as he had done in earlier in the Rime sparse 62, but rather Mary as "madre, figliola e sposa": the Blessed Virgin as the God Incarnate's mother, God's daughter, and God's bride.
The shop provides artists with a place to create and store the hundreds of painted plywood signs that direct visitors through the festival's labyrinthian paths.