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Definitionsomething giving protection — especially a safe place
- She fled for refuge, as it were, to the public exposure, and dreaded the moment when its protection should be withdrawn from her.Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (40% in)
- He had by this time reached his dwelling on the edge of the burial ground, and, hastening up the stairs, took refuge in his study.Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (75% in)
There are no more uses of "refuge" in The Scarlet Letter.
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