insane asylum


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n insane asylum a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
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  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.”
  • Robert Welch
    Robert Welch
    “The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we would run out of building materials.”


In literature:

But since his family troubles he's been on the straight road to the insane asylum.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The mother was being taken to the state asylum for the insane.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
This is an insane asylum.
"Gold" by Stewart White
If you stay there any time at all, he'll have you in an insane asylum or the grave.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
Measures by which persons labouring under insanity may voluntarily place themselves under care in an asylum.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles" by Daniel Hack Tuke
During the years 1853-57, he was Superintendent to the Insane Asylum at Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
"The History of the Medical Department of Transylvania University" by Robert Peter
First insane asylum in America opened by the Friends in Philadelphia.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
Drink sends more persons to the insane asylum than all other causes put together.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
From the hospital he was taken to an insane asylum, where he died.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
On the other hand, the former were more largely represented in the insane asylums.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach

In news:

What Buffalo needs is an insane asylum Lois Ellinwood Buffalo I agree so much with Edith Leathamprsquos letter ampldquoAn accounting for the spendingamprdquo Oct 27 edition We really do need to build an insane asylum .
After the traumatic loss of her mother and sister, a young girl (Browning) is sent to an insane asylum by her evil stepfather.
Asylum opens with a scene in which the lead singer of Maroon 5 and Channing Tatum's wife break into a derelict insane asylum, and start having ridiculous honeymoon sex.
The old store at 129 Bridge Ave will have a new set of inhabitants — patients in a vintage 1813 insane asylum.
Jessica Lange plays Sister Jude, a stern nun running an insane asylum, in the second season of American Horror Story.
Homeland Security looks to a Victorian-era insane asylum.
In 1850s England, it was cheaper for a man to commit his wife to an insane asylum than to get a divorce.
Their creepy crime thriller set at a remote insane asylum opened with $40.2 million.
Imagine a building where one side is a dark, dreary insane asylum populated by sadistic guards, doctors and attractive female inmates, and the other side is a popular brothel and speakeasy.
In Blood Asylum, the cheerleaders ran from "The Creature" in a high-security asylum for the criminally insane.
The stories that lie behind the walls of the building, which is a part of what was an asylum for the insane, are the stuff of legend for residents of Athens and students at Ohio University.