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  • That was the first year Europe had over a million migrants apply for asylum.
  • He also wanted to make sure they didn't ask for political asylum in Britain, which would be embarrassing for his government.   (source)
    asylum = refuge or shelter
  • You could seek asylum on his behalf.   (source)
    asylum = refuge or shelter in another country
  • Apparently, he is seeking asylum….   (source)
    asylum = shelter from danger or hardship
  • Silas had never been here, but he felt a rising sense of refuge and asylum as he approached the building on foot.   (source)
    asylum = refuge or shelter
  • They were granted the right to asylum in Holland, but once Hitler is gone, they should go back to Germany.   (source)
    asylum = shelter from danger or hardship
  • It turned out it was heading to the United States, and when it made port Nasser jumped off and immediately sought asylum.   (source)
    asylum = the right to remain in a country after fleeing political persecution in another country
  • Most important, they were legal, having been granted asylum by the U.S. government.   (source)
  • "Commander Ryan," Ramius said, drawing himself to attention, "my officers and I request political asylum in the United States—and we bring you this small present."   (source)
  • Sometimes we may even need to provide asylum for those whose lives are in danger.   (source)
    asylum = shelter from danger or hardship
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  • No wood, however, was placed on the earth, which formed the floor, but it was dry; and although the wind entered it by innumerable chinks, I found it an agreeable asylum from the snow and rain.   (source)
    asylum = refuge or shelter (from danger or hardship)
  • They were granted asylum in the U.S. in 1982, the year their daughter, Pari, was born.   (source)
    asylum = the right to remain in a country after fleeing political persecution in another country
  • Asylum for those family members left behind did not come easily, or at all.   (source)
  • Naturally, we can give asylum to the defecting officers.   (source)
  • However, Ramius could surface off the Virginia Capes in a day or two and request political asylum.   (source)
  • If you walk into your embassy and request temporary asylum, that's one thing, but asking them to take action against French law enforcement in the field?   (source)
    asylum = refuge or shelter
  • Asylum from what?   (source)
    asylum = shelter
  • It was funny because my mother had no idea what asylum was and my father had never even thought about it—there were other things on his mind.   (source)
    asylum = refuge or shelter in another country
  • Mr. Zardari told the high commissioner to give my father a post as education attache so he would have a salary to live on and a diplomatic passport so he would not need to seek asylum to stay in the UK.   (source)
    asylum = refuge or shelter
  • The Bushis were grateful when they learned they had been granted asylum by the United States, but the news was bittersweet.   (source)
    asylum = the right to remain in a country after fleeing political persecution in another country
  • What they were not able to prevent was an intelligence officer in a bosun's uniform making an offer of asylum: anyone who wished to remain in the United States would be permitted to do so.   (source)
  • The government in Brazzaville had handed the nineteen men over to Joseph Kabila, in obvious violation of international law, which forbids nations from sending asylum applicants back to countries where they may face harm.   (source)
  • The family made it to Mozambique, where they lived for four years in two separate camps, hoping the whole time to hear from the United Nations office there that their application for asylum had been accepted.   (source)
  • She would remind them of what she had to go through to get asylum in the United States—the countless interviews with UN officials and their attempts to ferret out lies and exaggerations by asking her the same questions over and over again, sometimes months apart—and of all the worry she had that some small mistake, some forgetful error, would doom them to that refugee camp for years more.   (source)
  • They found a miserable asylum in the cottage in Germany, where I discovered them.   (source)
    asylum = refuge or shelter
  • It was dawn, and she quitted her asylum, that she might again endeavour to find my brother.   (source)
  • The porter opened the gates of the court, which had that night been my asylum, and I issued into the streets, pacing them with quick steps, as if I sought to avoid the wretch whom I feared every turning of the street would present to my view.   (source)
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  • The inmates are running the asylum.
  • She was committed to an asylum after paranoia led her to injure someone.
  • "Yep, that poor fella just sits in the state asylum saying, 'Purple waves, purple waves' over and over again, and his scared eyes keep staring at his hands."   (source)
  • If your husband hadn't taken such good care of me, I'm sure I'd be in an asylum by now It was a dreadful time.   (source)
  • When I first woke up, it was like I'd entered an insane asylum—these strange guys hovering over my bed, the world tipping around me, memories swirling in my brain.   (source)
  • Miss Stephanie said old Mr. Radley said no Radley was going to any asylum, when it was suggested that a season in Tuscaloosa might be helpful to Boo.   (source)
    asylum = a hospital for the mentally ill
  • It is supposed to bore us into submission or prepare us for an insane asylum.   (source)
    asylum = hospital for the mentally ill
  • They took him screaming off to the asylum.   (source)
    asylum = a hospital for the mentally ill
  • I visit my aunt at the asylum two or three times a week.   (source)
    asylum = hospital for the mentally ill
  • As they parked in front of the three-story shingled building, Ruth was relieved to see that it did not look like an asylum.   (source)
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  • Have the criminals and lunatics been let out of the prisons and asylums and sent here to act as bloodhounds?   (source)
    asylums = hospitals for the mentally ill
  • If it were up to her, they would be humanely dispatched to that great canine insane asylum in the sky.   (source)
    asylum = hospital for the mentally ill
  • 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.   (source)
  • It belongs to the asylum, and you're damn lucky to have it, if you ask me.   (source)
  • "Trixie was at the asylum this morning," Marijke said.   (source)
  • I pulled at his sleeve, and we were followed up the sidewalk by a philippic on our family's moral degeneration, the major premise of which was that half the Finches were in the asylum anyway, but if our mother were living we would not have come to such a state.   (source)
    asylum = a hospital for the mentally ill
  • The journey to the Mendlo Mental Asylum took twenty minutes but seemed much longer on the narrow back roads.   (source)
    asylum = hospital for the mentally ill
  • The asylum, Tamar thought.   (source)
  • To the asylum.   (source)
  • Er …. actually, I'm based at the asylum.   (source)
  • Drying them with rags didn't work, and he had to put them in the slow oven in the asylum kitchen.   (source)
  • There wasn't much he could contribute to the work of the asylum.   (source)
  • The asylum superintendent's office had once been rather grand.   (source)
  • Later, after more gin, Dart told tales of the asylum.   (source)
  • He looked through the plane trees at the great brick face of the asylum.   (source)
  • At the asylum, Tamar made a dangerously long call to Bobby on Albert Veening's antique telephone.   (source)
  • Trixie's going back to the asylum this afternoon.   (source)
  • While Roller and Grabowski were map-reading in the field kitchen, Dart was standing in the asylum garden watching the rooks.   (source)
  • He'd shown up at the asylum with a German bullet in him, and he'd been holed up there for a few days.   (source)
  • When the asylum ambulance jolted into view, she leaned her forehead against the cold wall and let out her breath.   (source)
  • In the hidden room at the asylum, the wind moaned softly at the gap in the window, but Dart couldn't hear it.   (source)
  • At the asylum they'd staggered out of the heavily laden ambulance, and she'd embraced and kissed him, which was startling.   (source)
  • If the Germans had come straight into the asylum, rather than wasting precious time positioning their machine gunners on the road.   (source)
  • Dart sat huddled inside his overcoat on a cast-iron bench on the terrace of the Mendlo asylum, watching the lunatics.   (source)
  • Dart was finishing his meagre breakfast in the asylum's huge kitchen when Sister Agatha walked in, holding an infant.   (source)
  • In the hidden room at the Mendlo asylum, Dart paced back and forth between the couch and the blacked-out window.   (source)
  • Dart, his head still lowered, said, "I have a scheduled transmission from the asylum at eight twenty."   (source)
  • They had some connection with Albert Veening, so they'd had the bright idea of stashing it at the asylum.   (source)
  • She was very alarmed when she saw it was the asylum ambulance, and although she caught only a glimpse of the driver, she was quite sure it was Ernst.   (source)
  • Tamar had forbidden the use of the ambulance; there were now only ten litres of petrol concealed at the asylum, and they needed to be hoarded, in case of an emergency, until more could be stolen.   (source)
  • Late in the morning of 6th December, in his bedroom at the asylum, Dart jolted awake from a Benzedrine nightmare in which large spiders with glass legs were walking on his face.   (source)
  • All the inhabitants of the asylum seemed to have entered a state of suspended animation, as though they hoped to survive cold and hunger by dreaming themselves elsewhere.   (source)
  • When the reception committee has sorted the containers, we load the stuff for the asylum and the farm into the ambulance and spread a mattress over it.   (source)
  • After the German raid on the asylum, long after, Dart decided that there had to be something else, some secret working of the world, that went beyond even the miraculous.   (source)
  • You'll call at the asylum at about nine o'clock, pick up the other transceiver, take it to the Grotiuses' house in Mendlo, and stand watch while Dart—Ernst Lubbers—sets everything up and makes his test transmission.   (source)
  • You were at the asylum?   (source)
  • That is one of the things that we learn in an asylum, at any rate.   (source)
  • He is only nine-and twenty, and he has an immense lunatic asylum all under his own care.   (source)
  • His request was that I would at once release him from the asylum and send him home.   (source)
  • You return home for tonight to your asylum, and see that all be well.   (source)
  • I saw a young woman do it once at the Eversfield Asylum before anyone could lay hands on her.   (source)
  • As we passed across the lawn on our way to the station to catch our train we could see the front of the asylum.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • I told you of him, Dr. John Seward, the lunatic asylum man, with the strong jaw and the good forehead.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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."   (source)
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  • And it would be nice not to look like I belong in an asylum.†   (source)
  • The asylum, that's where you're from, isn't it?†   (source)
  • Langdon decided he was either in an asylum or heaven.†   (source)
  • "Fine, if she is acting crazy, then I'm going to put her in an asylum.†   (source)
  • It called to mind a barely held memory of something from storybooks—some sort of haunted asylum.†   (source)
  • He was eventually freed from slavery at the age of forty, only to be committed later to an asylum for dementia.†   (source)
  • Arrah, there are people above in the lunatic asylum can read and write.†   (source)
  • One of her perps had skipped out to the surface and tried to bargain with the Mud People for asylum.†   (source)
  • In the nineteen-twenties it was the asylum and the shock treatments.†   (source)
  • IN 1958, WHEN A BLACK TEACHER from Gulfport, Mississippi, named Clennon King tried to enroll in Ole Miss, and was instead carted away by Mississippi state troopers to an insane asylum, the football coach couldn't have imagined it had anything to do with him.†   (source)
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  • He found nothing suitable, however, and instead took a job as a "keeper" at the Norristown Asylum.†   (source)
  • If the whitepeople of Cincinnati had allowed Negroes into their lunatic asylum they could have found candidates in 124.†   (source)
  • The perp-almost always an innocent thrasher-is always a three-second skateboard ride away from asylum in the neighboring franchulate.†   (source)
  • It has recruited refugees and asylum-seekers from Laos and Bosnia.†   (source)
  • If the people after your hide had found this book, Annie, you would have been in jail or some asylum , until the end of time.†   (source)
  • Though the man is incapable of human speech, he was able, over a period of weeks, to chisel out his story in hieroglyphics on the bathroom wall of the insane asylum where he now resides.†   (source)
  • It looks like an insane asylum.†   (source)
  • For Elinor had decided to offer a home, or "asylum," as she put it, to all the strange creatures who had landed in her world.†   (source)
  • The most famous of the lunatic asylums, debtor's prisons, and hospitals built on Roosevelt Island in the 1800s," Simon read dutifully.†   (source)
  • Into the Asylum, Sir.†   (source)
  • The University asylum.†   (source)
  • Nathaniel's soothing music is a nice touch at so busy an asylum, and it's appropriately schizophrenic, too, lovely at times and lost at others.†   (source)
  • I'm a crazy woman from the insane asylum.†   (source)
  • We throw anyone who does not accept these analogues into an insane asylum.†   (source)
  • A daughter in an asylum!†   (source)
  • Asylum," she wrote back.†   (source)
  • In other words, an asylum.†   (source)
  • Peter leaned against a floor mat that had been strung on the wall, like the inside of an insane asylum.†   (source)
  • Later the island was turned into a leper colony,a lunatic asylum, and a naval base.†   (source)
  • She was probably strapped to a bed in an asylum somewhere, lost in an entire world of her own creation.†   (source)
  • Are we in an asylum?†   (source)
  • And something about asylum.†   (source)
  • Half-Orphan Asylum   (source)
  • This was darkly humorous, as the prisoners in Chicago had little to no contact with prison staff or counselors of any stripe—the inmates really seemed to run this asylum.†   (source)
  • Lin had sought political asylum with the help of a ballet teacher in Fort Worth.†   (source)
  • As is nenawatay, hospitality and asylum for guests who arrive seeking help.†   (source)
  • "Dearest Mother," Harlon wrote to Belle in Weslaco early on March 1, the day of Easy Company's plunge into the asylum.†   (source)
  • In an asylum, do you mean?†   (source)
  • I'm only steps away from the asylum beyond those double doors and I take the risk of quickening my walk as much as I can without drawing attention.†   (source)
  • People say the Handmaidens of God have a marvelous asylum for old housekeepers.†   (source)
  • In Khartoum, I waited a month for asylum from the American Embassy.†   (source)
  • …with its engines droning earth-shaking rhythms in the dark, its windows red from the glow of the furnace, on to where the road became a bridge over a dry riverbed, tangled with brush and clinging vines; the bridge of rustic logs, made for trysting, but virginal and untested by lovers; on up the road, past the buildings, with the southern verandas half-a-city-block long, to the sudden forking, barren of buildings, birds, or grass, where the road turned off to the insane asylum.†   (source)
  • The consul's suggestion was to find him asylum somewhere and, in exchange, gradually absorb his myriad assets in Europe.†   (source)
  • He defected in 1976 and was granted asylum in Sweden and given a salary by Säpo.†   (source)
  • He recalled the years of asylum that the Pilgrims had found among the Dutch.†   (source)
  • I smiled, patting Russell on the shoulder, thinking of him as another escapee from the asylum.†   (source)
  • I left her in an asylum.†   (source)
  • According to nurses in asylums and psychiatric wards, a greater number of their most disturbed patients responded to the Santa Ana winds than ever reacted to the sight of a full moon beyond a barred window.†   (source)
  • Yes, California has been in the asylum.†   (source)
  • I mean, as far as I can tell, this school used to be, like, an insane asylum, until maybe just two years ago.†   (source)
  • …step of d'Anconia Copper, as of any other human value, has to come from here-because the rest of the earth has reached the consummation of the beliefs it has held through the ages: mystic faith, the supremacy of the irrational, which has but two monuments at the end of its course: the lunatic asylum and the graveyard…… Sebastian d'Anconia committed one error: he accepted a system which declared that the property he had earned by right, was to be his, not by right, but by permission.†   (source)
  • And when he was recovered from his injuries enough so that he could be moved without damage should he struggle, he was put in an asylum.†   (source)
  • You're rooming in a goddam insane asylum.†   (source)
  • In returning Antonio to the heirs of Captain Ferrer, Judson was also affirming that foreign slaves could not look to the United States for asylum.†   (source)
  • Most of them will probably be declined asylum, and there will be appeals, and it will take many months until in the end they're sent back.†   (source)
  • Where is your asylum?†   (source)
  • He was ready to keep this up for years, he told her, for "I cannot believe Providence intends to destroy this Nation, this great asylum for the oppressed of all other nations and build a slave Oligarchy on the ruins thereof."†   (source)
  • In 1887 he, too, was sent to an insane asylum, after brandishing a revolver in the legislature.†   (source)
  • I'm chief of the asylum down over to Roanoke.†   (source)
  • He was watching the conveyor belt of humanity flowing into the hall from passport control—the international peddlers of goods and services, the seekers of asylum and employment, the tourists who had come to see a country that no longer existed.†   (source)
  • I could I It's like being in a lunatic asylum and having another patient all dressed up as a doctor come over to you and start taking your pulse or something….†   (source)
  • Twenty-three — Asylum on the Road to Paris.†   (source)
  • Now while she was locked up in the asylum, he went, people said, to the Midwest.†   (source)
  • From the time of the Red Alert, the highways had been jammed with carloads of refugees, seeking asylum they knew not where.†   (source)
  • Or was now pathetically languishing in a lunatic asylum, so that the use of the past tense is merely sorrowfully euphemistic?†   (source)
  • JAMES: Some asylum.†   (source)
  • Snuck her away to an asylum when her husband left her.†   (source)
  • Mr. Crooms, her second, was forty miles away in the state asylum and Mr. McIntyre, her last, was intoxicated, she supposed, in some hotel room in Florida.†   (source)
  • The hotel looked like a lunatic asylum abandoned by its staff —the stairways and corridors empty, everything in a state of chaos.†   (source)
  • Ahead, Asylum Avenue lay bleak beneath its lamps.†   (source)
  • The lunatic asylum!†   (source)
  • In an insane asylum.†   (source)
  • This was the night the insane asylum burned down.†   (source)
  • He's playing a guessing game, like Dr. Bannerling at the Asylum.†   (source)
  • "The mechanic, Bill, had a wife who'd just had a baby boy when the asylum was closed.†   (source)
  • That old cat's the one who should be in the asylum.†   (source)
  • And without a moment's delay she sent Felipe for Dr. Brown to take Tita to an insane asylum.†   (source)
  • If you didn't eat your egg here you'd be carted off to the lunatic asylum or reported to the bishop.†   (source)
  • "The Asylum Cemetery has been robbed for years," he said, "and I doubt if there is a corpse in it.†   (source)
  • Ever since Joan left Caplan I'd followed her progress through the asylum grapevine.†   (source)
  • Langdon felt like he was entering some kind of underground insane asylum.†   (source)
  • Lio announced he was seeking asylum out of the country.†   (source)
  • Lio was inviting Minerva to take asylum with him!†   (source)
  • Then there is no reason for you to go back to the Asylum, is there?†   (source)
  • "A serial killer lived at the asylum," Jordan burst out.†   (source)
  • "I am not from the asylum," said Dumbledore patiently.†   (source)
  • It's a gorgeous old crumbling house near the insane asylum.†   (source)
  • We were walking, just the two of us, with the Sports Therapist in the asylum gardens.†   (source)
  • He was also the only one who had dug deeper into the asylum's history.†   (source)
  • I was about to say, "Back to the asylum," but the man looked promising, so I changed my mind.†   (source)
  • Do you get any noise from the insane asylum?†   (source)
  • I was put in a room like this before they sent me away to the Asylum.†   (source)
  • That would have been seven years ago, shortly before they put me into the Lunatic Asylum.†   (source)
  • It's interesting that people still call it the insane asylum.†   (source)
  • Are you aware that you have the exact same name as the last warden of Brookline asylum?†   (source)
  • Leafing blindly through a tatty National Geographic in the asylum library, I waited my turn.†   (source)
  • Narrowing the parameters further, Dan typed in "Brookline AND history AND asylum."†   (source)
  • And it was the same with Dr. Bannerling at the Asylum.†   (source)
  • It was past midnight, and the asylum quiet as death.†   (source)
  • Since her return from the Asylum, however, you say she denies it.†   (source)
  • But there was something else, too, a feeling that the asylum went deeper.†   (source)
  • "I think it belonged to the old asylum's warden or something.†   (source)
  • Thus the private asylum is far beyond his reach at present.†   (source)
  • Do you want to see her back in the Asylum?†   (source)
  • I could not help but observe, that the enclosed letter is from the Lunatic Asylum in Toronto.†   (source)
  • He'll build a model Asylum, with well-tended grounds and the very best sanitation and drainage.†   (source)
  • At least in the Lunatic Asylum you could see out better.†   (source)
  • He defected and was granted asylum by Säpo.†   (source)
  • That's why they make those people in the asylum weave baskets and make rag rugs.†   (source)
  • Chucha had escaped from some canepickers' camp and was asking for asylum.†   (source)
  • I also filched my admissions sheet from the old asylum archives.†   (source)
  • Surely, the generous Americans or the benevolent British will grant me asylum, sir?†   (source)
  • The rifle and the confusion of the faces and the room and no asylum.†   (source)
  • And instead of saying 'well done' and 'good girl,' they locked her up in an asylum."†   (source)
  • She'd successfully tracked down the asylum where she'd spent the last years of her human life.†   (source)
  • So Salander was locked up in an asylum because she tried to kill her father, this Zalachenko.†   (source)
  • From the very first days, the most pressing need was to secure asylum for those in danger of death.†   (source)
  • Your grandfather took me to an asylum after your mother was born.†   (source)
  • We, they are from the asylum, but they are a work crew, not inmates, of course not.†   (source)
  • My body took asylum in a mental and physical paralysis.†   (source)
  • He came to Sweden, where he contacted the Security Police, Säpo, and sought asylum.†   (source)
  • He was given asylum and began to work for Säpo.†   (source)
  • It was 1936 and her mother was in an asylum.†   (source)
  • Säpo conspired with a psychiatrist to lock Salander up in an asylum.†   (source)
  • It had upset Fälldin that an important Soviet agent had sought asylum in Sweden.†   (source)
  • "They're counting on Salander landing back in the asylum while I disappear in a cloud of suspicion.†   (source)
  • The community pressure levied against him would have sent me to an asylum.†   (source)
  • "Maybe somebody new has escaped from the lunatic asylum," said Miss Hattie.†   (source)
  • Brave Orchid finally called her niece, who put Moon Orchid in a California state mental asylum.†   (source)
  • "You think you're going to get well now, or is it going to be back to the asylum with you?"†   (source)
  • KATE [CUTS IN]: Miss Annie, before you came we spoke of putting her in an asylum.†   (source)
  • There were stories he'd been in and out of insane asylums himself.†   (source)
  • It sounds like you're in an asylum."†   (source)
  • Why does a University with under fifteen hundred students need an asylum the size of the royal palace?†   (source)
  • She's so happy to see him that she temporarily tucks away her concerns about Skid Row and the asylum scene in the Lamp courtyard, where people are jawing at each other or settling scores with ghosts.†   (source)
  • During the endless nights she felt herself losing her mind, as the madwomen screamed in the asylum next door.†   (source)
  • He had once toured a mental asylum , this was years ago, when he had been researching Misery, the first of the four books which had been his main source of income over the last eight years , and he had seen this look …. or, more precisely, this unlook.†   (source)
  • They could have been going to do the laundry at the orphanage or the insane asylum; corn shucking at the mill; or to dean fish, rinse offal, cradle whitebabies, sweep stores, scrape hog skin, press lard, case-pack sausage or hide in tavern kitchens so whitepeople didn't have to see them handle their food.†   (source)
  • When the old one knew I was after his little friend, he stole her from the asylum where he worked — I never will understand the obsession some vampires seem to form with you humans — and as soon as he freed her he made her safe.†   (source)
  • It was built in 1889 as a charity hospital for the sick and poor, and it covered more than a dozen acres where a cemetery and insane asylum once sat in East Baltimore.†   (source)
  • She goes atound a few turns, into kind of an open flat area surrounded by trees, and finds herself in what looks like an open-air insane asylum.†   (source)
  • In between that calamity and this, they had visited George III in London, published a newspaper, made baskets, led Oglethorpe through forests, helped Andrew Jackson fight Creek, cooked maize, drawn up a constitution, petitioned the King of Spain, been experimented on by Dartmouth, established asylums, wrote their language, resisted settlers, shot bear and translated scripture.†   (source)
  • Her mother was a streetwalking flaghopper and her father escaped from a lunatic asylum with bunions on his balls and warts on his wank.†   (source)
  • In fact, the girl had indicated to him that they should leave for the lighthouse, when she was seized by two guards and a nurse from Divine Shepherdess Asylum.†   (source)
  • With deep sorrow and perhaps a good deal of relief, Rick lodged his father in the McLean Asylum in Waverly, Massachusetts.†   (source)
  • She imagined that the food in a lunatic asylum, a gringo one to boot, must be the most disgusting in the world.†   (source)
  • Mentally ill people by the hundreds were roaming the streets, and by night they became part of a box city asylum, with cardboard from the toy, flower and garment districts serving as sidewalk homes.†   (source)
  • The Reftview Asylum in Tarbean was only a fraction the size of this place, and it sounded like a brothel full of angry cats.†   (source)
  • The champion pint drinker is always on the dole and sometimes he even drinks that and drives me so demented I wind up in the lunatic asylum.†   (source)
  • Was he granted asylum by the embassy or was he caught and locked up in La Fortaleza as my premonitions keep telling me?†   (source)
  • He considered it a stroke of good fortune that among so many hazardous encounters, the only woman who had made him taste a drop of bitterness was the sinuous Sara Noriega, who ended her days in the Divine Shepherdess Asylum, reciting senile verses of such outrageous obscenity that they were forced to isolate her so that she would not drive the rest of the madwomen crazy.†   (source)
  • They attempted to rob a grave at the State Asylum for the Insane in Anchorage, Kentucky, this time on behalf of the University of Louisville.†   (source)
  • She had escaped from the lunatic asylum and was roaming the world to pay for the crime of having insulted her mother.†   (source)
  • He was tormented by the hallucinating screams of the madwomen in the Divine Shepherdess Asylum next door, the harsh dripping from the water jar into the washbasin which resonated throughout the house, the long-legged steps of the curlew wandering in his bedroom, his congenital fear of the dark, and the invisible presence of his dead father in the vast, sleeping mansion.†   (source)
  • He loves his mother but he'll never get married for fear he might have a wife in and out of the lunatic asylum.†   (source)
  • The weapons on the wall had been used in actual homicides and were provided by Chicago policemen; the skulls by an alienist at a nearby lunatic asylum; the blanket by a member who had acquired it while covering a battle between the army and the Sioux.†   (source)
  • Jaimito called Lio a troublemaker, accusing him of cooking up plots and then running off to some embassy for asylum, leaving his comrades behind to rot in jail.†   (source)
  • You can tell when Nora Molloy is ready for the asylum when you see her children running around white with flour from poll to toe.†   (source)
  • During a period in September 1895 that he described as "the bitterest week of my life," he confessed to his friend Charles Eliot his terror that his condition soon would require that he be placed in an asylum.†   (source)
  • One night not long after that, Do told them that as soon as his contact in the capital could arrange for asylum, he and several others would be going into exile.†   (source)
  • There is an insane asylum with an elongated portico, ornamented dormers and a steeply pitched roof topped by a pineapple finial.†   (source)
  • If the men didn't come from the lunatic asylum to take her away she'd bake till she fell to the floor.†   (source)
  • We recognized the drivers, spotted familiar faces in the windows, people we customarily saw sitting on lawn chairs behind the asylum's sparse hedges or walking in ever narrowing circles, with ever increasing speed, like spinning masses in a gyration device.†   (source)
  • All I knew was that she had interested herself in my case and that at one time, at the peak of her career, she had been in an asylum as well.†   (source)
  • I was due at the asylum for supper and I didn't want to be late so close to being signed out of there for good.†   (source)
  • It's well known that all the lunatics in the asylum have to be dragged in but she's the only one that has to be dragged out, back to her five children and the champion of all pint drinkers.†   (source)
  • He boils the hard bread in water and sour milk and throws in a cup of sugar and his brother loves it even if that's all they have the fortnight their mother is in the lunatic asylum.†   (source)
  • We all assume Dennis Heimline died, of course, given the nature of the things he must have endured at the asylum.†   (source)
  • The only other address I had was the innocuous box number which people used who didn't want to advertise the fact they lived in an asylum.†   (source)
  • Sometimes he's like my father and drinks the dole itself and that's why Nora Molloy is often carted off to the lunatic asylum demented with worry over her hungry famishing family.†   (source)
  • Well, I admit I was just a boy myself when Warden Crawford took over the asylum, but the rumors of what happened under his regime are legend.†   (source)
  • Irwin offered to drive me home, but I didn't see how I could let him drive me to the asylum, so I dug in my pocket-book for Joan's address.†   (source)
  • He is her world, her heart's blood, her pulse, and if anything ever happened to him they might as well stick her in the lunatic asylum and throw away the key.†   (source)
  • Dan shivered, unable to stop himself from imagining how patients in the old days felt when they were checked into the asylum.†   (source)
  • My mother's face floated to mind, a pale, reproachful moon, at her last and first visit to the asylum since my twentieth birthday.†   (source)
  • Och, och, och, he says, and I wonder if he's going demented like Mrs. Molloy, in and out of the lunatic asylum, but he says, Is that what you were worried about last night?†   (source)
  • It occurred to me that Joan, hearing where I was, had engaged a room at the asylum on pretense, simply as a joke.†   (source)
  • We have to get out of the asylum.†   (source)
  • She knows as long as you're in the asylum you're safe from the world and its torments, there's nothing you can do, you're protected, and what's the use of worrying.†   (source)
  • Statistics about how many patients had been at the asylum at its peak, stories about how when it closed in 1972 patients had been relocated to other hospitals or released ….†   (source)
  • — DR. JOSEPH WORKMAN, Medical Superintendent, Provincial Lunatic Asylum, Toronto; Letter to "Henry," a young and troubled enquirer, 1866.†   (source)
  • I had no idea if this was proper, but after months of wholesome, dull asylum diet, I was greedy for butter.†   (source)
  • It was my impression that for a considerable time past she had been sufficiently sane to warrant her removal from the Asylum.†   (source)
  • It's a shame to move when we're so near Leamy's National School but if she doesn't move soon she'll go out of her mind and wind up in the lunatic asylum.†   (source)
  • And as he'd assured Paul and Sandy, Brookline was no longer an asylum; it had closed its doors in 1972 when the college purchased it to make a functional dorm with co-ed floors and communal bathrooms.†   (source)
  • I think she ended up in some asylum.†   (source)
  • I even thought I heard her voice, rustling and hushing through the dark, but then I realized it was only the night wind in the asylum trees….†   (source)
  • You are just like them at the Asylum, and the prison chaplains, and Dr. Bannerling and his filthy ideas!†   (source)
  • Nora Molloy is inside screeching after Peter that if they go they can stay gone, she's done baking bread, she's never going to the lunatic asylum again, if he brings that child home drunk she'll go to Scotland and disappear from the face of the earth.†   (source)
  • They wouldn't know mad when they saw it in any case, because a good portion of the women in the Asylum were no madder than the Queen of England.†   (source)
  • His father, Peter, brings books from the Carnegie Library so that he'll have something to do when he's not drinking pints or when he's looking after the family anytime Mrs. Molloy is in the lunatic asylum.†   (source)
  • The car had skidded on the glassy hill up to the asylum and backed, with one wheel over the rim of the drive, into a steep drift.†   (source)
  • Will they take me back to the Asylum?†   (source)
  • I spoke quietly into the mouthpiece of the asylum pay phone in the main hall of the administration building.†   (source)
  • At first I had thought it would be awful having Buddy come and visit me at the asylum-he would probably only come to gloat and hobnob with the other doctors.†   (source)
  • And do you remember the time she visited you, just a short time after that, in the Provincial Asylum?†   (source)
  • An Asylum with large comfortable rooms, facilities for hydrotherapy, and a good many mechanical devices, could do very well.†   (source)
  • It seemed she had two or three daughters, and that year they were all going to be debutantes, only she had loused up their debutante party by signing herself into the asylum.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Moodie herself saw Grace in the Asylum — the violent ward, I believe — and portrays a gibbering madwoman, shrieking like a phantom and running about like a singed monkey.†   (source)
  • And when people found out my mind had gone, as they would have to, sooner or later, in spite of my mother's guarded tongue, they would persuade her to put me into an asylum where I could be cured.†   (source)
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