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

a prisonlike situation

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The vilest deeds, like poison weeds, Bloom well in prison air; It is only what is good in Man That wastes and withers there; Pale Anguish keeps the heavy gate, And the Warder is Despair.
Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
All the village," pursued the mender of roads, on tiptoe and in a low voice, "withdraws; all the village whispers by the fountain; all the village sleeps; all the village dreams of that unhappy one, within the locks and bars of the prison on the crag, and never to come out of it, except to perish.
As we came out of the prison through the lodge, I found that the great importance of my guardian was appreciated by the turnkeys, no less than by those whom they held in charge.
And then--you'll see--I'll soon find a way to make the King let us all out of prison.
Prometheus up in Spaceland was bound for bringing down fire for mortals, but I -- poor Flatland Prometheus -- lie here in prison for bringing down nothing to my countrymen.
It became necessary to renew the atmosphere of our prison, and no doubt the whole in the submarine boat.
Did he still believe, now that the door of this prison was closed upon him, that he would succeed?
Absence severs as well as death, and if the walls of a prison were between Edmond and Mercedes they would be as effectually separated as if he lay under a tombstone.
Which cannot last," interrupted Comminges; "the cardinal said so; there is no prison here.
Here we found a small stone prison and a guard of half a dozen blacks.
Ojo must go to prison with the Soldier with the Green Whiskers, but he will be well treated and you need not worry about him.
The Attorney General caused, on the 16th of August, 1672, Cornelius de Witt to be arrested; and the noble brother of John de Witt had, like the vilest criminal, to undergo, in one of the apartments of the town prison, the preparatory degrees of torture, by means of which his judges expected to force from him the confession of his alleged plot against William of Orange.
Before I could prove to them that this proceeding was a gross infringement on the liberties of the British subject, I found myself lodged within the walls of a prison.
Several weeks later, Joseph Parkhurst, the prison doctor who had just been appointed, proved himself to be a member of one of the Fighting Groups.