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  • How England can get on through four long summer months without its bar —which is its acknowledged refuge in adversity and its only legitimate triumph in prosperity—is beside the question; assuredly that shield and buckler of Britannia are not in present wear.
  • At first it was too early for the boy to be received into the proper refuge, and at last it was too late.
  • He imagines that he must have seen it in some hospital or refuge, still, cannot make out why it comes with any special force on his remembrance.
  • I thought of the youth and love and beauty of my dear girl, shut up in such an ill-assorted refuge, almost as if it were a cruel place.
  • So the mastiff, dozing in his kennel in the court-yard with his large head on his paws, may think of the hot sunshine when the shadows of the stable-buildings tire his patience out by changing and leave him at one time of the day no broader refuge than the shadow of his own house, where he sits on end, panting and growling short, and very much wanting something to worry besides himself and his chain.
  • Intending to refer his difficulty in finding a temporary place of refuge for the boy to his old patient, zealous little Miss Flite, Allan leads the way to the court where he and Jo first foregathered.
  • My health is not good (my digestion being much impaired), and if I had only myself to consider, I should take refuge in rural habits, especially as the cares of business have prevented me from ever coming much into contact with general society, and particularly with ladies’ society, which I have most wished to mix in.
  • "When I am deceived or disappointed in—the wind, and it’s easterly, I take refuge here.

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  • The park serves as a refuge for wildlife.
  • She took refuge from the sun under a beautiful oak tree.

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