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Under Gordian and Philip a respite was again granted to the persecuted church.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
He did not know whether he could break off his engagement at all, so great was his horror of ruptures, of cutting Gordian-knots.
OVERLOOKEDMAURICE BARING
To follow the interlacing line of an ornament, gives the mind the pleasure of untying the Gordian knot, without cutting it.
NEEDLEWORK AS ARTMARIAN ALFORD
The compulsory exercise of governmental authority cut the Gordian knot with the result that substantial justice now obtains.
RAILROADS: RATES AND REGULATIONSWILLIAM Z. RIPLEY
It might not please him exactly but—he went round and round from one problem to another, trying to untie this Gordian knot.
THE "GENIUS"THEODORE DREISER
Now, it seems that an ancient prophecy had declared that whoever untied the Gordian knot would surely be master of all Asia.
THE STORY OF THE GREEKSH. A. GUERBER
It would require more than the ingenuity of the Scarlet Pimpernel himself to untie this Gordian knot.
THE ELUSIVE PIMPERNELBARONESS EMMUSKA ORCZY
It was only the poor caretaker left in the "mansion" who, weary of existence, had herself severed the Gordian knot of life.
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN LONDONMRS. E. T. COOK.
The mystery of this knot, unlike that of Gordian, is in the tying, not in the untying.
THE KNICKERBOCKER, VOL. 10, NO. 2, AUGUST 1837VARIOUS
We are already acquainted with this man, who was not at all disinclined to divide the Gordian knot with the sword.
THE LIFE OF PHILIP MELANCHTHONKARL FRIEDRICH LEDDERHOSE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GORDIAN

  • Gordian
  • byzantine
  • complex
  • confusing
  • convoluted
  • difficult
  • elaborate
  • high-tech
  • intricate
  • knotty
  • labyrinthine
  • mazy
  • muddled
  • ramified
  • sophisticated
  • tangled
  • tortuous
  • winding
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