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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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You must follow that sound through the windings of the labyrinth, and, by and by, you will find him.
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.
Once more he looked down grimly at the bright, square labyrinths of the lamp-lit city below him, and he smiled no more.
Sometimes we pass a field where the strong bristling stalks of Indian corn look like a crop of walking-sticks, and sometimes an enclosure where the green wheat is springing up among a labyrinth of stumps; the primitive worm-fence is universal, and an ugly thing it is; but the farms are neatly kept, and, save for these differences, one might be travelling just now in Kent.
Being by this time nearly tired of sleeping upon shelves, we had remained awake to go ashore straightway; and groping a passage across the dark decks of other boats, and among labyrinths of engine-machinery and leaking casks of molasses, we reached the streets, knocked up the porter at the hotel where we had stayed before, and were, to our great joy, safely housed soon afterwards.
Along this labyrinth route, you can reflect on Jesus' destiny and your own in quiet, prayerful contemplation.
The incident happened at the Heart of England Conference Centre, Fillongley, where the woman had been trying out the largest inflatable obstacle course in the world - the Labyrinth Challenge.
The Labyrinth Challenge is more than 1,000 feet long, the world's biggest continuous inflatable with the slogan "designed for adults to behave like children".
The snaking Labyrinth Challenge will be at the city's racecourse on the weekend of July 1 and 2 - and it's not just for kids.