Part of speech: noun

An institution for the care of invalids; a refuge; retreat.

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Usage examples "asylum":

  1. There Stoddard promised Larry asylum and no questions asked. - "The House of a Thousand Candles", Meredith Nicholson.
  2. This surprised me so much that I turned round to see if Thornton really looked like a lunatic, but I got no satisfaction from him, for I had once seen a man who might have been his brother, and then I had been playing cricket against an asylum. - "Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate", Charles Turley.
  3. It was the mate of the one which Yette had on when she was brought into the asylum, and which they had kept there. - "Children of the Tenements", Jacob A. Riis.