asylum

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  • noun

Synonyms for asylum

Synonyms for asylum

an institution that provides care and shelter

something that physically protects, especially from danger

the state of being protected or safeguarded, as from danger or hardship

Synonyms for asylum

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Why, it was only last week I read in the paper how a man and his wife up west of the Island took a boy out of an orphan asylum and he set fire to the house at night--set it ON PURPOSE, Marilla--and nearly burnt them to a crisp in their beds.
Only don't say I didn't warn you if he burns Green Gables down or puts strychnine in the well--I heard of a case over in New Brunswick where an orphan asylum child did that and the whole family died in fearful agonies.
But there, SHE wouldn't shrink from adopting a whole orphan asylum if she took it into her head.
The superintendent of the asylum and some of his help- ers came in and stood about looking sheepish.
But serious objections were raised when I further requested that she might be permitted to attend on her master in the asylum as she had attended on him in the house.
By that morning's post I despatched a few hasty lines to Frederick, beseeching him to prepare my asylum for my immediate reception: for I should probably come to claim it within a day after the receipt of that note: and telling him, in few words, the cause of my sudden resolution.
Sarah broke off from asylum conjurations and turned upon her sister-in-law.
The band consisted of a fiddle, a clarionet, and a flageolet from the Blind Asylum.
All their movements were made with the precision which always amazes you so much at the Blind Asylum.
We reached the gates of the Blind Asylum just as some of the wedding guests were returning along the street, shouting at the top of their voices.
One of these, is the State Hospital for the insane; admirably conducted on those enlightened principles of conciliation and kindness, which twenty years ago would have been worse than heretical, and which have been acted upon with so much success in our own pauper Asylum at Hanwell.
Every patient in this asylum sits down to dinner every day with a knife and fork; and in the midst of them sits the gentleman, whose manner of dealing with his charges, I have just described.
One is called the Boylston school, and is an asylum for neglected and indigent boys who have committed no crime, but who in the ordinary course of things would very soon be purged of that distinction if they were not taken from the hungry streets and sent here.
Ghulam Nabi is one of those asylums who was deported from Norway in October 26, 2014.
Do Penance or Perish': A Study of Magdalen Asylums in Ireland.