Sofía, a 25-year-old woman who has applied for asylum and also requested anonymity, was held for two weeks.
“Maybe the lunatics really have taken over the asylum,” one former Murdoch tabloid editor mused to me.
Upon entry, he walked up to the first immigration officer he saw, and asked for asylum.
The children of asylum seekers from sub-Saharan Africa will go to their kindergartens and all the other kids will go to their own.
For those who may have valid claims to asylum, this will be their first opportunity to raise them.
I am grateful also for the asylum which I have since found under your roof.
Advocated with more heat than light by the outmates of every asylum for the insane.
It was also asserted that the Commissioners had recognised him as the chaplain of the asylum.
They picked up the ladder and looked toward the asylum building.
If his friends gave him an asylum in their houses, 20 those houses were forthwith turned into bagnios and taverns.
early 15c., earlier asile (late 14c.), from Latin asylum "sanctuary," from Greek asylon "refuge," noun use of neuter of asylos "inviolable, safe from violence," especially of persons seeking protection, from a- "without" + syle "right of seizure." So literally "an inviolable place." General sense of "safe or secure place" is from 1640s; meaning "benevolent institution to shelter some class of persons" is from 1776.
asylum a·sy·lum (ə-sī'ləm)
An institution for the care of people, especially individuals with physical or mental impairments, who require organized supervision or assistance.