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a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

a prisonlike situation

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You are sentenced to two days' solitary confinement in the College prison, and I am sent to fetch you.
So on Friday the student goes to the prison of his own accord, and is admitted.
They soon separated from the Munchkin boy, who was led by the Soldier with the Green Whiskers down a side street toward the prison.
And, this being the prison, and you the jailer, it is my duty to place the prisoner in your charge.
Who am I that I should object to being in prison, when so many of the royal personages and illustrious characters of history have been there before me?
And then--you'll see--I'll soon find a way to make the King let us all out of prison.
Thus, then, on the 20th of August, 1672, as we have already stated in the beginning of this chapter, the whole town was crowding towards the Buytenhof, to witness the departure of Cornelius de Witt from prison, as he was going to exile; and to see what traces the torture of the rack had left on the noble frame of the man who knew his Horace so well.
Many eyes, that have long since been closed in the grave, have looked round upon that scene lightly enough, when entering the gate of the old Marshalsea Prison for the first time; for despair seldom comes with the first severe shock of misfortune.
Taking off his cap, he bowed low and opened the door of the prison, and Pinocchio ran out and away, with never a look backward.
Nor would it have advantaged me any had they known the exact location of my prison, for who could hope to penetrate to this buried sea in the face of the mighty navy of the First Born?
Hammers began to rattle on the walls; and every man strove to reach the prison, and be among the foremost rank.
You are consigned, Evremonde, to the prison of La Force.
Marshalsea Place:' the houses in which I recognised, not only as the great block of the former prison, but as preserving the rooms that arose in my mind's-eye when I became Little Dorrit's biographer.
Which cannot last," interrupted Comminges; "the cardinal said so; there is no prison here.
Other plates, closely fitted, covered the lenticular glasses, and the travelers, hermetically enclosed in their metal prison, were plunged in profound darkness.