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labyrinth (noun) a large crisscross of paths and ways; something difficult to understand.

A labyrinth is a maze. A network of crisscrossing roads and pathways which make it difficult for you to find your way through is a labyrinth. The old part of the city of London is a labyrinth. That is, a number of streets, some straight and others crooked, cross each other and confuse us about our way. It is difficult for us to know our way out of such streets. A thing which puzzles us and makes it difficult for us to understand it is a labyrinth. The prospectus of a good number of universities contains a labyrinth of information, which rather confuses us than clarify things to us.

  • The detective had to walk through a labyrinth of streets in the slum area to meet the girl who was present at the scene of the murder at the time of the incident. It took him a long time to walk through the crisscrossing, narrow, crooked streets, and make it to her house.
  • The labyrinth of the city roads tested his patience and memory because in such crisscrossing streets he lost his way a number of times.
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