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Definition a maze (a complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost)

or:  anything so complicated that it is extremely confusing

or:  a complex anatomical system of interconnecting cavities — especially the inner ear
  • What happened in the unseen labyrinth to which the pneumatic tubes led, he did not know in detail, but he did know in general terms.
    George Orwell  --  1984
labyrinth = complex paths
  • His tracks led toward the east buttress of Denali, straight through a labyrinth of giant crevasses, evidence that he had made no apparent effort to circumvent obvious hazards.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • labyrinth = complex system
  • It was a rich cream color, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes and supper-boxes and tool-boxes, and terraced with a labyrinth of wind-shields that mirrored a dozen suns.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • labyrinth = complex system
  • For the better part of the day, I groped blindly through the labyrinth in the whiteout, retracing my steps from one dead end to another.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • labyrinth = complex pathways
  • On impulse he had turned away from the bus-stop and wandered off into the labyrinth of London, first south, then east, then north again, losing himself among unknown streets and hardly bothering in which direction he was going.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • labyrinth = complex paths
  • It's the same labyrinth pattern as your other Marks.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • The answer lies hidden in the labyrinth of tropical ecosystems.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • For a time Liz said nothing; she stared through the windshield down the empty road, confused and lost in a labyrinth of half-formed thoughts.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • The Countess, however, had consoled herself outrageously, and the list of her excuses had now lost itself in the labyrinth of her adventures.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Amory was alone—he had escaped from a small enclosure into a great labyrinth.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Her ego began blooming like a great rich rose as she scrambled back along the labyrinths in which she had wandered for years.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It was a labyrinth down here; there was no way to know which direction he should go.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Fast as I can, I bolt away from him, running through a labyrinth of headstones as the sky explodes in thunder.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • His brows drew together in concentration as he maneuvered his way through the security labyrinth.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Turning toward it, I saw a labyrinth of headstones stretching like dominoes into the mist.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Max gazed at the wood, a dark labyrinth of tangled trunks and branches.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Just the great dark library with its labyrinths and hedgerow mazes of sleeping books.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • When Daedalus died in the Battle of the Labyrinth, the entire maze had collapsed—or so Annabeth believed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Raoul followed the Persian and wondered what he would have done without his companion in that extraordinary labyrinth.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • You mustn't upset Peg," the old man cautioned, tightening the labyrinth of ropes and knots around Max, whose eyelids fluttered with pain and exhaustion.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan

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