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asylum
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The Idiot
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  • "I declare, this is a lunatic asylum!" cried Lizabetha Prokofievna.
  • He left a fortune of several millions in good current coin, and everything came to our noble scion, our gaitered baron, formerly treated for idiocy in a Swiss lunatic asylum.

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  • "Of course it is a lunatic asylum!" repeated Aglaya sharply, but her words were overpowered by other voices.
  • The lawyer, who had taken up the matter purely out of friendship to the young man, and almost against his will, invoked every consideration of justice, delicacy, honour, and even plain figures; in vain, the ex-patient of the Swiss lunatic asylum was inflexible.
  • And if she dares," cried Aglaya suddenly, much louder than before, "if she dares so much as write me one word again, tell her I shall tell my father, and that she shall be taken to a lunatic asylum."

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