TOEFL vocabulary: asylum

Definition of asylum (noun) - place offering shelter and retreat; refuge


Example sentences with this word:
  • Other cases are known to Amnesty International, where asylum seekers traveling without valid travel documents have been prevented by airline personnel, sometimes with the knowledge of Immigration Officers, from applying for political asylum in this country.
  • It was not until 1960 that the gargantuan task of demolishing the attached asylum was undertaken and Forston Manor returned to its original self as though nothing had happened.

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