n. complication; complexity; state or quality of being intricate or entangled; perplexity; involution
Again and again another layer of intricacy is revealed, proving that something as small as a story can be as satisfying and moving as a Russian novel.
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For many minutes the intricacy of the route admitted of no further dialogue; after which they emerged from the broad border of underbrush which grew along the line of the highway, and entered under the high but dark arches of the forest.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
The Jew was evidently too familiar with the ground he traversed to be at all bewildered, either by the darkness of the night, or the intricacies of the way.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
And he saw other things too in her manner: saw how it had adjusted itself to the hidden intricacies of a situation in which, even after Mrs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Although I possessed the capacity of bestowing animation, yet to prepare a frame for the reception of it, with all its intricacies of fibres, muscles, and veins, still remained a work of inconceivable difficulty and labour.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
The edges of these bones are fringed with hairy fibres, through which the Right Whale strains the water, and in whose intricacies he retains the small fish, when openmouthed he goes through the seas of brit in feeding time.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
There he stopped, feeling afraid to turn round, and his eyes fixed themselves on the intricacies of the pattern before him.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context