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- adjective Of or pertaining to
Gordium, capital of Phrygia(now Yassihüyük in Turkey).
- adjective Of the
Twisted; convoluted; tied as a knot.
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Naturally my camera and I get ourselves tied up in Gordian knots during Sid's royal command performance and I don't manage to take even one blurred shot of these antics.
Mike Arkus: Going Ape in Central Africa: Meeting Our Closest Cousins in the Near-Wild Within Easy Reach of Major Cities Mike Arkus 2010
We may observe, that one month and six days, for the reign of Gordian, is a just correction of Casaubon and Panvinius, instead of the absurd reading of one year and six months.
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 1206
After Tyler left the military and earned his PhD, it had been Miles who had advised him to start his own engineering consulting firm, which Tyler called Gordian Engineering.
The Ark Boyd Morrison 2009
For this reason, although many have seen that the formation of all things is from God alone and out of his Esse, yet they have not dared to go beyond their first thought on the subject, lest their understanding should become entangled in a so-called Gordian knot, beyond the possibility of release.
Angelic Wisdom Concerning the Divine Love and the Divine Wisdom Emanuel Swedenborg 1730
Here we saw the tomb of the emperor Gordian, which is visible a long way off, whose actions from his earliest youth, and whose most fortunate campaigns and treacherous murder we related at the proper time,  and when, in accordance with his innate piety he had offered due honours to this deified emperor and was on his way to Dura, a town now deserted, he stood without moving on beholding a large body of soldiers.
The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus During the Reigns of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens Ammianus Marcellinus 1851
Furthermore, it's very clear that the geopolitical and economic realities surrounding some sort of global climate deal are seemingly so complex as to form a kind of Gordian Knot.
Analysts now say that veteran organizations such as Gordian Knot should be able to survive the current crisis.
How London 2007
It seemed as though a kind of Gordian knot had been tied.
The table below, taken mainly from the "Gordian," illustrates this:
Cocoa and Chocolate Their History from Plantation to Consumer Arthur William Knapp
"We were charged with looking at what so many people call the Gordian knot of conflicting constitutional amendments, and we didn't do that.
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