[rising and coming from his refuge by the wall] Mr Ramsden: I think you are prejudiced against Jack.
But if you’ll allow me, I’ll take refuge, as usual, in solitude.
Why not take refuge in Heaven?
It is the only refuge from heaven, which is, as I tell you, the home of the masters of reality, and from earth, which is the home of the slaves of reality.
[To the Statue] Have you forgotten already the hideous dulness from which I am offering you a refuge here?
Octavius again takes refuge at the table, bowing his head on his arms and sobbing softly.
It is impossible to demonstrate that the initiative in sex transactions remains with Woman, and has been confirmed to her, so far, more and more by the suppression of rapine and discouragement of importunity, without being driven to very serious reflections on the fact that this initiative is politically the most important of all the initiatives, because our political experiment of democracy, the last refuge of cheap misgovernment, will ruin us if our citizens are ill bred.
[He turns to face his own men, who back uneasily across the amphitheatre towards the cave to take refuge behind him, as a fresh party, muffled for motoring, comes from the road in riotous spirits.
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The park serves as a refuge for wildlife.
She took refuge from the sun under a beautiful oak tree.