moving in a pattern or motion:
dancers aswirl to the waltz music.
being in a swoon: the duchess aswoon on the couch in despair.
(especially formerly) an institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill, orphans, or other persons requiring specialized assistance. an inviolable refuge, as formerly for criminals and debtors; sanctuary: He sought asylum in the church. International Law. a refuge granted an alien by a sovereign state on its own territory. a temporary refuge granted […]
not . adjective not functioning in the manner of a syllable
- Asylum seeker
noun a person who, from fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, social group, or political opinion, has crossed an international frontier into a country in which he or she hopes to be granted refugee status Contemporary Examples A smuggler’s boat loaded with asylum seeker was intercepted by the Australian Navy as it headed […]