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asylum

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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 = 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 = shelter from danger or hardship
  • 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.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • asylum = refuge or 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
  • asylum = shelter from danger or hardship
  • He also wanted to make sure they didn't ask for political asylum in Britain, which would be embarrassing for his government.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • asylum = refuge or shelter
  • You could seek asylum on his behalf.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • asylum = refuge or shelter in another country
  • 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.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • asylum = refuge or shelter in another country
  • They found a miserable asylum in the cottage in Germany, where I discovered them.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • asylum = refuge or shelter
  • It was dawn, and she quitted her asylum, that she might again endeavour to find my brother.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • asylum = refuge or shelter
  • 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.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
asylum = refuge or shelter

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2  —as in:
committed to the asylum
Definition a hospital for the mentally ill
  • She was found not guilty on the grounds of insanity, and committed to an asylum.
asylum = hospital for the mentally ill
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She was committed to an asylum after paranoia led her to injure someone.
  • asylum = hospital for the mentally ill
  • The inmates are running the asylum.
  • asylum = hospital for the mentally ill
  • They took him screaming off to the asylum.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • asylum = a hospital for the mentally ill
  • 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
  • "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."
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • 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.
    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

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