The mountain fastnesses have always been the refuge and the strong forts of invaded peoples from ancient times.
Refuge of Sinners,
Then, she knew that somewhere in the opaque gloom about her there was shelter, help, a haven of refuge and warmth.
They’d tramped through my world with slimy feet and there was no place left where I could take refuge when things became too bad to stand.
It was even worse than having him at her skirts all the time and she was offended that his refuge was Melanie’s bed where he played quietly at games Melanie suggested or listened to stories she told.
Her father was old and stunned, her sisters ill, Melanie frail and weak, the children helpless, and the negroes looking up to her with childlike faith, clinging to her skirts, knowing that Ellen’s daughter would be the refuge Ellen had always been.
No matter what mists might curl around her in the future, she knew her refuge.
Somewhere, somewhere in this wild land of moist stillness, there was a refuge! She sped gasping up the long hill, her wet skirts wrapping coldly about her ankles, her lungs bursting, the tight-laced stays pressing her ribs into her heart.
Tara seemed like a haven of refuge by comparison with the screaming hell of Atlanta, but Tara was only five miles from Jonesboro!
This was hell and she was in it and, if she could only have conquered her shaking knees, she would have leaped from the wagon and run screaming back the dark road they had come, back to the refuge of Miss Pittypat’s house.
It was rumored to be the refuge of negro and white criminals and was the first place the Yankee soldiers searched when they wanted a man.
A bawdy house is a haben of refuge affer dis house of hell.
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The park serves as a refuge for wildlife.
She took refuge from the sun under a beautiful oak tree.