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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAZE

She was lost, for the instant, in a maze of disagreeable reflection.

To him the winter passed in a maze of doubt and self-contempt.

Paris was going on—all that muddle and maze of worried people.

One of the first things he did to make himself famous was to build a maze.

The tug's hull was practically filled with a maze of machinery.

"There was a lower roof and a maze of crisscross alleys," I muttered.

However much they pored over the map, it was still a maze of lines.

There was no light in this dark place; there was no way out of this maze but to wait and suffer.

Before saying a word he bent slightly and peered into the maze of mechanism.

The poor little brain went on wandering in a maze of its own making.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "delusion, bewilderment" (also as a verb, "stupefy, daze"), possibly from Old English *mæs, which is suggested by the compound amasod "amazed" and verb amasian "to confound, confuse" (see amaze). Perhaps related to Norwegian dialectal mas "exhausting labor," Swedish masa "to be slow or sluggish." Meaning "labyrinth" first recorded late 14c.

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