She places them in a labyrinth
where they are condemned to walk for ever, with a bracelet on their arms and a cord round their necks, unless they meet another as miserable as themselves.
But how shall I ever find him," asked Theseus, "if the labyrinth
so bewilders me as you say it will?
His cousins and connections ramified like a labyrinth
all over the governing class of Great Britain, and he seemed to be on good, or at least on good-humored, terms with most of them.
It is, as I have said, a labyrinth
of an old house, especially the original wing, which is now practically uninhabited; but we ransacked every room and cellar without discovering the least sign of the missing man.
He lived almost entirely in a little room that was in the very centre of the enormous labyrinth
of all the other rooms, and even in this he erected another sort of central cabin or cupboard, lined with steel, like a safe or a battleship.
of grandeur, less the property of an old family of human beings and their ghostly likenesses than of an old family of echoings and thunderings which start out of their hundred graves at every sound and go resounding through the building.
But a short distance from the circular chamber we came suddenly into a brilliantly lighted labyrinth
of crystal glass partitioned passages.
A rare, precious, and never interrupted race of philosophers to whom wisdom, like another Ariadne, seems to have given a clew of thread which they have been walking along unwinding since the beginning of the world, through the labyrinth
of human affairs.
Great Architect of Nature, help me to find the true path out of the labyrinth
Consequently, we were a considerable distance from the sea, and divided from it by a labyrinth
of streets and houses.
To search for Tara of Helium in the vast, dim labyrinth
of the pits of O-Tar seemed to the Gatholian a hopeless quest, foredoomed to failure.
Twisting and turning through the dense maze of underbrush and close-growing, lofty trees the little party of eight plunged farther and farther into the bewildering labyrinth
The Prince wiped the cold sweat from his forehead, and slowly folded up the paper, whilst his thoughts were wandering in that labyrinth
without a goal and without a guide, which is called remorse and shame for the past.
For more than an hour the carriage threaded its way through a dingy brick labyrinth
of streets, growing smaller and smaller and dirtier and dirtier the further we went.
We were in a labyrinth
of ruin, and our progress was slow.