Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Winding; intricate; perplexed. Now generally labyrinthine.
- adj. mazelike, having long corridors and passageways that seemingly have no exit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Intricately winding; like a labyrinth; perplexed; labyrinthal.
- adj. resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity
“For whatever reason, the older man who owned one of the larger stores - an unusual labyrinthian basement space - took a flirty liking to me and started chatting me up.”
“The labyrinthian plot (taking place in 1937) will find”
“But using its labyrinthian structure, BP might hope to evade the creditors.”
“Why did the movie get to me, and beyond attempting to figure out its labyrinthian plot and outside-looking-in meta-movie-within-a play structure?”
“He longs to live in its corners, stake a spot in the shade where he could build a shelter under trees blackened by summer lightning, where he would slowly find himself becoming obsessed with mapping the Fibonacci Sequence in seashells, discovering a labyrinthian beauty that he had never paid attention to but that was there all along.”
“In a feeble attempt to demonstrate how loathsome women are, John Hurt even tells the entire labyrinthian plot of Samson and Delilah, replete with film clips of Hedy Lamarr wielding a pair of scissors.”
“Searching his memory, he tried to visualize the layout of the vast, labyrinthian space through which he must take them.”
“Klein and Elliott lay out a web that is labyrinthian to the max.”
“Why did the movie get to me, and beyond attempting to figure out its labyrinthian plot and outside looking in meta-movie-within-a play structure?”
“Proponents have labeled the labyrinthian Proposition 1A the "Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund" measure but a more accurate title would be "Proposal to Freeze California State Services at Current Levels.”
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