Gordian


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Adj.1.Gordian - extremely intricate; usually in phrase `Gordian knot'
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
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Gordian

[ˈgɔːdɪən] ADJ to cut the Gordian knotcortar el nudo gordiano

Gordian

adjgordisch; to cut the Gordian knotden gordischen Knoten durchhauen
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The companionship of one's wife is no article of merchandise, that, after it has been bought, may be returned, or bartered, or changed; for it is an inseparable accident that lasts as long as life lasts; it is a noose that, once you put it round your neck, turns into a Gordian knot, which, if the scythe of Death does not cut it, there is no untying.
It was she who invented the short cut, who severed the Gordian knot.
How to extend the service and at the same time cheapen it to small users--that was the Gordian knot; and the man who unquestionably did most to untie it was Edward J.
So far, on the contrary, that is the very Gordian knot.
This view cuts the Gordian knot of the dispersal of the same species to the most distant points, and removes many a difficulty: but to the best of any judgment we are not authorized in admitting such enormous geographical changes within the period of existing species.
About them frisking playd All Beasts of th' Earth, since wilde, and of all chase In Wood or Wilderness, Forrest or Den; Sporting the Lion rampd, and in his paw Dandl'd the Kid; Bears, Tygers, Ounces, Pards Gambold before them, th' unwieldy Elephant To make them mirth us'd all his might, & wreathd His Lithe Proboscis; close the Serpent sly Insinuating, wove with Gordian twine His breaded train, and of his fatal guile Gave proof unheeded; others on the grass Coucht, and now fild with pasture gazing sat, Or Bedward ruminating: for the Sun Declin'd was hasting now with prone carreer To th' Ocean Iles, and in th' ascending Scale Of Heav'n the Starrs that usher Evening rose: When SATAN still in gaze, as first he stood, Scarce thus at length faild speech recoverd sad.
To her mind this complicated tangle of the affairs of life was a Gordian knot impossible to untie and which genius ought to cut.
Gordian Holdings announces the launch of its real estate website, https://gogordian.com/ The website is used to promote properties across Cyprus, including residential, commercial and land.
Among their topics are Ivan the Terrible and Muscovite political culture: cutting the Gordian knot, unresolved evidentiary issues concerning Rus' heretics of the late 15th to early 16th centuries, words and things: contemporary translation of the Russian institutional vocabulary of the 16th-17th centuries, calculating the casualties of forced labor: Azov as a harbinger of Petrine policies, and princes and Cossacks: putting Ukraine on the map of Europe.
In order to cut the Gordian knot, Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev risked a lot politically yet gained a great deal for their countries and the whole region," Roth says.
Gordian Mwaluma was accused that with intent to defraud obtained Sh663,800 from the complainant pretending to offer accommodation, air transfers and tours within Mombasa county, a fact he knew to be false.
How did Alexander the Great solve the puzzle of the Gordian Knot?