An aging tramp had taken refuge in the corner of her vestibule.
After being shunted from one jittery commander to another, he found himself at last being led down iron stairways and down long, echoing, underground corridors of reinforced concrete to an audience with "The Boss" in person, The Boss had taken refuge in the underground control room.
No exit-her shreds of awareness were saying, beating it into the pavements in the sound of her steps-no exit …. no refuge …. no signals …. no way to tell destruction from safety, or enemy from friend…… Like that dog she had heard about, she thought …. somebody’s dog in somebody’s laboratory …. the dog who got his signals switched on him, and saw no way to tell satisfaction from torture, saw food changed to beatings and beatings to food, saw his eyes and ears deceiving him and his…
…of spirit, that they keep switching from one to the other, that the men you call materialists and spiritualists are only two halves of the same dissected human, forever seeking completion, but seeking it by swinging from the destruction of the flesh to the destruction of the soul and vice versa-that they keep running from your colleges to the slave pens of Europe to an open collapse into the mystic muck of India, seeking any refuge against reality, any form of escape from the mind.
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.