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used in David Copperfield

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something giving protection — especially a safe place
  • 'Don't take refuge in a lie, sir!' he returned so fiercely, that I saw my mother involuntarily put out her trembling hand as if to interpose between us.
    Chapters 7-9 (69% in)
  • I retreated to my own room no more; I took refuge with Peggotty no more; but sat wearily in the parlour day after day, looking forward to night, and bedtime.
    Chapters 7-9 (70% in)
  • It was in vain to take refuge in gruffness of speech.
    Chapters 19-21 (26% in)
  • Her idea was my refuge in disappointment and distress, and made some amends to me, even for the loss of my friend.
    Chapters 31-33 (62% in)
  • As if, in love, joy, sorrow, hope, or disappointment; in all emotions; my heart turned naturally there, and found its refuge and best friend.
    Chapters 34-36 (1% in)
  • 'I regarded myself as a refuge, for her, from the dangers and vicissitudes of life.
    Chapters 40-42 (83% in)
  • If, leaving here, you seek any refuge in this town in any character but your true one (which you are welcome to bear, without molestation from me), the same service shall be done you, if I hear of your retreat.
    Chapters 49-51 (53% in)
  • I came to think that the Future was walled up before me, that the energy and action of my life were at an end, that I never could find any refuge but in the grave.
    Chapters 52-54 (66% in)
  • The family, as emigrants, being objects of some interest in and about Hungerford, attracted so many beholders, that we were glad to take refuge in their room.
    Chapters 55-57 (67% in)
  • I could not help thinking, as we approached the gate, what an uproar would have been made in the country, if any deluded man had proposed to spend one half the money it had cost, on the erection of an industrial school for the young, or a house of refuge for the deserving old.
    Chapters 61-62 (23% in)

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