Patrols of soldiers—here no longer hussars, but grenadiers in white—were warning people to move now or to take refuge in their cellars as soon as the firing began.
This it was which had caused the regular beating noise, and the rhythmic shocks that had kept our ruinous refuge quivering.
At a later date we began to feel less in danger of their eyes, for to an eye in the dazzle of the sunlight outside our refuge must have been blank blackness, but at first the slightest suggestion of approach drove us into the scullery in heart-throbbing retreat.
There are no more uses of "refuge" in the book.
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The park serves as a refuge for wildlife.
She took refuge from the sun under a beautiful oak tree.