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labyrinth
used in This Side of Paradise

7 uses
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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
  • Amory was alone—he had escaped from a small enclosure into a great labyrinth.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (36% in)
  • Amory said to himself that there were essentially two sorts of people who through natural clarity or disillusion left the enclosure and sought the labyrinth.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (37% in)
  • There were men like Wells and Plato, who had, half unconsciously, a strange, hidden orthodoxy, who would accept for themselves only what could be accepted for all men—incurable romanticists who never, for all their efforts, could enter the labyrinth as stark souls; there were on the other hand sword-like pioneering personalities, Samuel Butler, Renan, Voltaire, who progressed much slower, yet eventually much further, not in the direct pessimistic line of speculative philosophy but...
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (37% in)
  • Progress was a labyrinth.... people plunging blindly in and then rushing wildly back, shouting that they had found it.... the invisible king—the elan vital—the principle of evolution.... writing a book, starting a war, founding a school....
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (39% in)
  • In self-reproach and loneliness and disillusion he came to the entrance of the labyrinth.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (40% in)
  • Of Amory's attempted sacrifice had been born merely the full realization of his disillusion, but of Monsignor's funeral was born the romantic elf who was to enter the labyrinth with him.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (44% in)
  • He saw the two pictures together with somewhat the same primitive exaltation—two games he had played, differing in quality of acerbity, linked in a way that differed them from Rosalind or the subject of labyrinths which were, after all, the business of life.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (90% in)

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