The desert mountains and dreary glaciers are my refuge.
My place of refuge was constructed of wood, but so low that I could with difficulty sit upright in it.
As soon as I was convinced that no assistance could save any part of the habitation, I quitted the scene and sought for refuge in the woods.
At these moments I took refuge in the most perfect solitude.
I took refuge in the courtyard belonging to the house which I inhabited, where I remained during the rest of the night, walking up and down in the greatest agitation, listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life.
I do not doubt that he hovers near the spot which I inhabit, and if he has indeed taken refuge in the Alps, he may be hunted like the chamois and destroyed as a beast of prey.
The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons, I escaped to the open country and fearfully took refuge in a low hovel, quite bare, and making a wretched appearance after the palaces I had beheld in the village.
Yes, he had followed me in my travels; he had loitered in forests, hid himself in caves, or taken refuge in wide and desert heaths; and he now came to mark my progress and claim the fulfilment of my promise.
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The park serves as a refuge for wildlife.
She took refuge from the sun under a beautiful oak tree.