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asylum
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
she sought asylum in...
Definition a shelter from danger or hardship
  • She sought political asylum in the US due to persecution at home.
asylum = a shelter from danger or hardship
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • That was the first year Europe had over a million migrants apply for asylum.
  • asylum = a shelter from danger or hardship
  • They were granted the right to asylum in Holland, but once Hitler is gone, they should go back to Germany.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl

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2  —as in:
committed to the asylum
Definition a hospital for the mentally ill
  • The inmates are running the asylum.
asylum = a hospital for the mentally ill
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • asylum = a 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.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • 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.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • asylum = a hospital for the mentally ill
  • As we passed across the lawn on our way to the station to catch our train we could see the front of the asylum.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I saw a young woman do it once at the Eversfield Asylum before anyone could lay hands on her.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • His request was that I would at once release him from the asylum and send him home.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • 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.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • You return home for tonight to your asylum, and see that all be well.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • That is one of the things that we learn in an asylum, at any rate.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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