Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun

A lunatic asylum.

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Usage examples "madhouse":

  1. That's the way to the madhouse or the monastery. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. He must not let people know he had done it; they would find out he was mad; they would shut him up in a madhouse; they would shrink from him in loathing and horror. - "A Terrible Secret", May Agnes Fleming.
  3. When the young man was at the foot of the throne, the Caliph thus addressed him: Halechalbe, I have been informed that you have been confined in a madhouse, by a series of the most extraordinary adventures: recover your spirits, and be assured that I am anxious to do justice to all my subjects. - "Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers", Various.