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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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Dexter, the brother, undertaking to be answerable for whatever money was to be required while the subscriptions were being collected, and only stipulating that when Miserrimus Dexter was removed to the asylum, Ariel should accompany him.
From an orphan asylum! Well, the world was certainly turning upside down!
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."
"Yes, of course," said Marilla, as if getting boys from orphan asylums in Nova Scotia were part of the usual spring work on any well-regulated Avonlea farm instead of being an unheard of innovation.
Harker," said the coroner, gravely and tranquilly, "from what asylum did you last escape?"
"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.
"And this isn't an asylum? I mean, it isn't a place where they cure crazy people?"
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.
About 80,000 went in payments on all the estates to the Land Bank, about 30,000 went for the upkeep of the estate near Moscow, the town house, and the allowance to the three princesses; about 15,000 was given in pensions and the same amount for asylums; 150,000 alimony was sent to the countess; about 70,00 went for interest on debts.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Vowing to sue, immigrant rights groups called a new Trump administration rule that would prevent Central Americans from claiming political asylum in the United States a flagrant attempt to dismantle the country's asylum system.
The Trump administration has moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the US-Mexico border.