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as in:  committed to the asylum

The inmates are running the asylum.
  a hospital for the mentally ill
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asylum asylums
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  • The inmates are running the asylum.
  • He is only nine-and twenty, and he has an immense lunatic asylum all under his own care.
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  • I told you of him, Dr. John Seward, the lunatic asylum man, with the strong jaw and the good forehead.
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  • All at once that shifty look came into his eyes which we always see when a madman has seized an idea, and with it the shifty movement of the head and back which asylum attendants come to know so well.
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  • There are but few houses close at hand, one being a very large house only recently added to and formed into a private lunatic asylum.
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  • It is now after the dinner hour of the asylum, and as yet my patient sits in a corner brooding, with a dull, sullen, woe-begone look in his face, which seems rather to indicate than to show something directly.
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  • That is one of the things that we learn in an asylum, at any rate.
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  • You return home for tonight to your asylum, and see that all be well.
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  • She knew, of course, that the place was a lunatic asylum, but I could see that she was unable to repress a shudder when we entered.
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  • His request was that I would at once release him from the asylum and send him home.
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  • Since I myself have been an inmate of a lunatic asylum, I cannot but notice that the sophistic tendencies of some of its inmates lean towards the errors of non causa and ignoratio elenche.
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  • I saw a young woman do it once at the Eversfield Asylum before anyone could lay hands on her.
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  • As we passed across the lawn on our way to the station to catch our train we could see the front of the asylum.
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  • I was so much astonished, that the oddness of introducing a madman in an asylum did not strike me at the moment, and besides, there was a certain dignity in the man’s manner, so much of the habit of equality, that I at once made the introduction, "Lord Godalming, Professor Van Helsing, Mr. Quincey Morris, of Texas, Mr. Jonathan Harker, Mr. Renfield."
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Associated words [difficulty]:   asylum [2]
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