Labyrinth is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of labyrinth, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
EXAMPLES - Labyrinth in a Sentence
- One woman called the labyrinth her "prayer village." (source)
- A labyrinth is a meandering walking path, not a puzzle. (source)
- Betta are what are known as labyrinth fish or anabantoids. (source)
- Some think that the labyrinth was a collective palace of many rulers. (source)
- The getting into the labyrinth was a trifle in comparison to the getting out. (source)
- Walking the labyrinth is a moving meditation, a spiritual practice that is centuries old. (source)
- "Pensioner 'entomed in labyrinth of tunnels carved into rubbish'" (Thanks, Robert Pescovitz!) (source)
- Having no sense of locality for this kind of labyrinth, she could only turn round and round confusedly. (source)
- The labyrinth is the Minoan conception of the underworld, the winding entrails of the earth cf. extispicy. (source)
- Walking a labyrinth is a form of meditation and is even seen by some as a metaphor for the human experience. (source)
- Dedicated in August 2006, the labyrinth is a project of Dottywood Community Art's Art in the Park initiative. (source)
- Behind the first cavity is a second cavity so complex and irregular that it is called the labyrinth of the ear. (source)
- 'I can sympathize with you, Shian-san, because as you can see now we are all in a kind of labyrinth,' Nishitsu said. (source)
- It's called a labyrinth -- it's basically a maze that this stuff negotiates and then it comes at the end of the scoop. (source)
- If the labyrinth is a metaphor for life, stepping over the walls to get out more quickly is akin to committing suicide. (source)
- Finding the entrance to the labyrinth is not the simplest of steps, for I find myself separated from it by another labyrinth. (source)
- Instead he ordered Daedalus to build a maze, known as a labyrinth, where the Minotaur could live out of sight and out of mind. (source)
- In this sad pickle, what should we do? we found ourselves in a new kind of labyrinth, and for bathing, we'd enough of it already: (source)
- I spent part of the weekend at a beautiful retreat property in Pennsylvania called labyrinth on it built with stones and woodchips. (source)
- Herrera, a member of the labyrinth care team, said that walking here is a way into one's heart and that the labyrinth is a prayer tool. (source)
- Floating in the liquid which fills the labyrinth is a little bag containing hair-like bristles, fine sand, and two ear stones (_otoliths_). (source)
- It poked one foreclaw out and curled it over and over, beckoning them to follow it into the intricate maze of bushes beyond it known as the labyrinth. (source)
- In this post Jennifer Mannion shares a personal lesson she learned from a mother robin while walking the Walking a labyrinth is a reflective journey of the spirit. (source)
- Meredith says, lets not forget the head-hunter (or whatever theyre called) scene in labyrinth. even though the song is about chilling out it still gives me the heebeejeebees. (source)
- The reason that bettas are so popular in very small tanks is that they are equipped with a lung-like gill adaptation, called a labyrinth organ, that enables them to breathe air. (source)
- Even so, High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado Springs will honor Monday's winter solstice with a special event called a labyrinth walk during this holiday season. (source)
- The labyrinth was a thicket threaded by secret passages, bordered by hornbeam-hedges, four ells high, and so dense that one did not notice the thin iron balustrade which ran along them. (source)
- They next went to what he called his labyrinth, which was a little walk he was cutting, zig-zag, through some brushwood, so low that no person above three foot height could be hid by it. (source)
- This body, which is called the labyrinth, is made of bone, but it has two little windows in it, one covered only by a membrane, while the other has the head of the stirrup resting upon it. (source)
- Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. (source)
- Justin, the creator of the labyrinth is the only member of this paternal space, structured according to two principles: of the Other - the unreachable centre of the labyrinth- and of the Absence. (source)
- The first palace at Knossos dates from a period certainly as early as, probably somewhat earlier than, the Hawara temple; and since the derivation of the word 'labyrinth' from the Labrys or Double (source)
- Creating the labyrinth was a stroke of positivity in a world that sometimes can seem so negative, said South Shore resident Robert Stiles, who volunteered some time on Saturday to help build the garden. (source)
- I got into his taxi, and we swung up Rupert Street, and out of Rupert Street into what the novelists, when they haven't a handy map or the energy to use it, describe as a labyrinth leading to questionable purlieus. (source)
- The labyrinth is a concept, it's like a twilight zone, it's a place where it's difficult, where you get disoriented, maybe you get scared -- but you have to go through it if you're going to get to some kind of deep reintegration. (source)
- The third division of the organ is the internal ear, which is called the labyrinth; it is divided into the vestibule, three semicircular canals, and the cochlea: the whole are incased within the petrous portion of the temporal bone. (source)
- The eleven-circuit labyrinth from the floor of Chartres Cathedral which Nancy uses has no dead ends or blind alleys to confuse or fool, the path always leads to your true self at the centre and followed outward, safely back to the rim. (source)
- An unnamed critic from Auburn, Alabama was worried if these Obama daughters would have a future, questioning if this kind of attitude would provide them jobs, arguing that knowing how you got into a labyrinth is the key to getting out of it. (source)
- "It's called the labyrinth because when there's a party and it's dark and you're a little out of it, all the winding halls and bedrooms can be a bit confusing," says current resident and former Crimson Associate Business Manager Tyler W. Bosmeny '09. (source)
- It is called the labyrinth, from the complexity of its shape, and consists of two parts: the osseous labyrinth, a series of cavities within the petrous part of the temporal bone, and the membranous labyrinth, a series of communicating membranous sacs and ducts, contained within the bony cavities. (source)
- The vestibule, semicircular canals, and cochlea, the whole of which is called the labyrinth, form one cavity, which is filled with a very limpid fluid resembling water, and the whole lined with a fine delicate membrane, upon which the auditory nerve is expanded, like the retina upon the vitreous humor of the eye. (source)
- As when some rural citizen-retired for a fleeting holiday, far from the cares of the world _strepitumque Romae_, -- [ "And the roar of Rome."] -- to the sweet shades of Pentonville or the remoter plains of Clapham -- conducts some delighted visitor over the intricacies of that Daedalian masterpiece which he is pleased to call his labyrinth or maze, -- now smiling furtively at his guest's perplexity, now listening with calm superiority to his futile and erring conjectures, now maliciously accompanying him through a flattering path in which the baffled adventurer is suddenly checked by the blank features of a thoroughfareless hedge, now trembling as he sees the guest stumbling unawares into the right track, and now relieved as he beholds him after (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "labyrinth" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 17 synonyms for labyrinth.
coil, complication, convolution, entanglement, intricacy, jungle, knot, mesh, morass, perplexity, problem, puzzle, riddle, skein, snarl, tangle, web
We have 5 antonyms for labyrinth.
ease, line, order, organization, simplicity
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of labyrinth from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze.
- (noun) Greek Mythology The maze in which the Minotaur was confined.
- (noun) Something highly intricate or convoluted in character, composition, or construction: a labyrinth of rules and regulations.
- (noun) Anatomy A group of complex interconnecting anatomical cavities.
- (noun) Anatomy See inner ear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A maze, especially underground or covered.
- (noun) Part of the inner ear.
- (noun) Anything complicated and confusing, like a maze.
- (verb) To enclose in a labyrinth, or as though in a labyrinth.
- (verb) To arrange in the form of a labyrinth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) An edifice or place full of intricate passageways which render it difficult to find the way from the interior to the entrance.
- (noun) Any intricate or involved inclosure; especially, an ornamental maze or inclosure in a park or garden, having high hedges separating confusingly convoluted passages.
- (noun) Any object or arrangement of an intricate or involved form, or having a very complicated nature.
- (noun) An inextricable or bewildering difficulty.
- (noun) The internal ear. See Note under Ear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) An intricate combination of passages running into one another from different directions, in which it is difficult or impossible to find the way from point to point, or to reach the place of exit from the interior, without a clue or guide; a maze.
- (noun) Any confused complication of objects, lines, ideas, etc.; any thing or subject characterized by intricate turnings or windings; a perplexity.
- (noun) The internal ear; the essential organ of hearing.
- (noun) In ornithology, same as tympanum, 2
- (noun) .—5. In mining, an apparatus used in concentrating or dressing slimes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
- (noun) complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost