It was her solitary refuge from the household cares which crowded upon her directly she went out from it.
She used to stay in the country as a child, and the impression she had retained of it was that the country was a refuge from all the unpleasantness of the town, that life there, though not luxurious—Dolly could easily make up her mind to that—was cheap and comfortable; that there was plenty of everything, everything was cheap, everything could be got, and children were happy.
I’ve a patient whose husband always takes refuge in the stables on such occasions."
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The park serves as a refuge for wildlife.
She took refuge from the sun under a beautiful oak tree.