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asylum
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • If that is the case, I warn you, I shall have you put in a lunatic asylum.
  • I had not for a moment the idea of keeping it, but I knew that at Paris there was an asylum where they receive such creatures.

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  • To make a lunatic asylum of it, similar to that founded by the Count of Pisani at Palermo.
  • She had profited by my absence, and furnished with the half of the linen, and having written down the day and hour at which I had deposited the child at the asylum, had set off for Paris, and had reclaimed it.
  • The man carried me to the foundling asylum, where I was registered under the number 37.
  • As I passed the city gates I declared that I had found the child on the road, and I inquired where the asylum was; the box confirmed my statement, the linen proved that the infant belonged to wealthy parents, the blood with which I was covered might have proceeded from the child as well as from any one else.
  • No objection was raised, but they pointed out the asylum, which was situated at the upper end of the Rue d’Enfer, and after having taken the precaution of cutting the linen in two pieces, so that one of the two letters which marked it was on the piece wrapped around the child, while the other remained in my possession, I rang the bell, and fled with all speed.
  • …who was paying the most implicit attention to the recital, "that the garrison of Yanina, fatigued with long service"— "Had treated with the Serasker [*] Koorshid, who had been sent by the sultan to gain possession of the person of my father; it was then that Ali Tepelini—after having sent to the sultan a French officer in whom he reposed great confidence—resolved to retire to the asylum which he had long before prepared for himself, and which he called kataphygion, or the refuge."

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a shelter from danger or hardship
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