But the Goddess found no refuge, Found no kindly welcome there, And no temple bearing witness To the worship of the gods.
It’s just their defenselessness that tempts the tormentor, just the angelic confidence of the child who has no refuge and no appeal, that sets his vile blood on fire.
A monk was suddenly commanded by his elder to quit Athos, which he loved as a sacred place and a haven of refuge, and to go first to Jerusalem to do homage to the Holy Places and then to go to the north to Siberia: "There is the place for thee and not here."
And I told him how once a bear came to a great saint who had taken refuge in a tiny cell in the wood.
He had, all this time, taken refuge below with Grushenka, sitting dumbly beside her, and "now and then he’d begin blubbering over her and wiping his eyes with a blue check handkerchief," as Mihail Makarovitch described afterwards.
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.