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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

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Alexander Spencer was up here one day before Christmas and she said she was going to get a little girl from the asylum over in Hopeton in the spring.
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.
Hence, condemned men were to be seen whose hair had grown white in a cloister, on the steps of a palace, in the enclosure of an abbey, beneath the porch of a church; in this manner the asylum was a prison as much as any other.
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.
The men who had jobs in the asylum had found out I was a newspaper reporter.
The superintendent of the asylum and some of his help- ers came in and stood about looking sheepish.
Go on, my dear friend, till you, and those who, like you, have been saved, so as by fire, from the dark prison- house, shall stereotype these free, illegal pulses into statutes; and New England, cutting loose from a blood-stained Union, shall glory in being the house of refuge for the oppressed,--till we no longer merely "~hide~ the outcast," or make a merit of standing idly by while he is hunted in our midst; but, consecrat- ing anew the soil of the Pilgrims as an asylum for the oppressed, proclaim our WELCOME to the slave so loudly, that the tones shall reach every hut in the Carolinas, and make the broken-hearted bondman leap up at the thought of old Massachusetts.
I made up my mind to two things: if it was still the nineteenth century and I was among lunatics and couldn't get away, I would presently boss that asylum or know the reason why; and if, on the other hand, it was really the sixth century, all right, I didn't want any softer thing: I would boss the whole country inside of three months; for I judged I would have the start of the best-educated man in the kingdom by a matter of thirteen hundred years and upward.
Ghulam Nabi is one of those asylums who was deported from Norway in October 26, 2014.
Certainly economics may be one of the reasons asylums seekers flee their homes, but it is only one factor amongst other political and social imperatives which motivate asylum seekers.
Do Penance or Perish': A Study of Magdalen Asylums in Ireland.
3 million) for alternatives to detention during fiscal 2002, as discussed below, it not clear to what extent, if any, those funds will be used to release from detention asylums seekers who would otherwise have been detained.
I don't know how people in other countries would perceive this tragicomic performance, but in Russia, where not so long ago dissidents were sent to asylums for "reformation," and where even today life sometimes looks rather chaotic, Eifman's idea that only a madman can feel himself a knight and a defender of those oppressed is--alas