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asylum
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Jane Eyre
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  • And issuing from my asylum with precaution, I sought a back-stairs which conducted directly to the kitchen.
  • "In about a month I hope to be a bridegroom," continued Mr. Rochester; "and in the interim, I shall myself look out for employment and an asylum for you."

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  • That forest-dell, where Lowood lay, was the cradle of fog and fog-bred pestilence; which, quickening with the quickening spring, crept into the Orphan Asylum, breathed typhus through its crowded schoolroom and dormitory, and, ere May arrived, transformed the seminary into an hospital.
  • The honeymoon over, I learned my mistake; she was only mad, and shut up in a lunatic asylum.
  • I will even tell you the name of the establishment, where I passed six years as a pupil, and two as a teacher — Lowood Orphan Asylum, —shire: you will have heard of it, Mr. Rivers?
  • In truth it was humble — but then it was sheltered, and I wanted a safe asylum: it was plodding — but then, compared with that of a governess in a rich house, it was independent; and the fear of servitude with strangers entered my soul like iron: it was not ignoble — not unworthy — not mentally degrading, I made my decision.

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as in: she sought asylum in... Define
a shelter from danger or hardship
as in: committed to the asylum Define
a hospital for the mentally ill
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