She took refuge from the sun under a beautiful oak tree.
As the country erupted into violence, she took refuge in the American embassy.
The refugees sought refuge across the border.
There was ... no worker that did not belong to the workers, and found refuge with them, shared their life, spoke their language.
Hermann Hesse -- Siddhartha
Such a refuge would be to the liking of a dwarf.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Two Towers
If there was no water, no refuge, then they’d have nothing, not even hope.
Louis Sachar -- Holes
He took refuge in work.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Bible say, "The Lord is my refuge . . . and my strength!"
August Wilson -- The Piano Lesson
Weeping bitterly, she begged us to come to her village, where she could give us a safe refuge.
Elie Wiesel -- Night
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Her father’s office had always been a source of refuge for her.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
"This place isn’t a refuge, it’s a slave market.
Neal Shusterman -- Unwind
The Palaces had been conceived as humane options—refuges for the infected until they reached a point where the madness took over.
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
Jace couldn’t help using their apartment as a refuge, away from the daily pressures of the Institute, away from the reminders that the Clave was still unprepared for war with Sebastian.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
"It’s the only refuge in the entire house." she said.
John Green -- An Abundance of Katherines
By the afternoon of day two, the snow was three feet deep and my little metal but began to feel less like a refuge than a sarcophagus.
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
The Walker Hotel had an open door policy: Every lock had been busted at some point as survivors sought refuge during the waves.
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
Millions of Afghans fled across the border and General Zia gave them refuge.
Malala Yousafzai -- I Am Malala
Without it we’d have no refuge anywhere.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
Ages ago, when just being a Catholic could get you hung from a tree, clergyfolk came here seeking refuge.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
San Francisco was a welcome refuge—I might be a freak, but at least I was among many.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
I thought of Angeline and her pup cowering at the bottom of the den where they had taken refuge from the thundering apparition of the aircraft, and I was shamed.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
Taking the final refuge of all men, attempting to escape beyond the doors of death.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
Next she entered Elysium, the name of the mythical underground city where, according to bedtime stories parents told their children, humans took refuge after the Cataclysm.
Kass Morgan -- The 100
There have been times—the times when my marriage proved to be somewhat more populated than I had anticipated—when it has been a refuge, times when it has been a joy.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
As I recalled, the geyser gods in ancient Sicily used to give refuge to runaway slaves, so they must be kindly spirits.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
She had a feeling that the child needed that comforting refuge even more than she did herself.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
"Excuses are the refuge of cowards," the Sicilian interrupted.
William Goldman -- The Princess Bride
[Almost thirty thousand people sought refuge in Lincoln Park, which was still home to a number of graves.
Jim Murphy -- The Great Fire
He’d taken refuge there from the hogs.
Fred Gipson -- Old Yeller
Shivering from cold and fear, the four of us remained in our cramped refuge until dusk.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
But I wonder how things might have been different if my father was part of a family business that gave him structure and a steady paycheck instead of working in a bar, the worst place for a man like him—or if my mother had been surrounded by women, sisters and nieces, perhaps, who could have provided relief from destitution and loneliness, a refuge from strangers.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
Fredi’s room became the refuge of tinkerers, inventors, and frustrated dreamers.
Joshua Davis -- Spare Parts
A pack of skeletal hounds intercepted us at the next house, snapped at the wheels of the jeep, then retreated to their shady refuge under the house.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
When the going got tough, patriotism became the last refuge not of the scoundrel but of the genuinely committed soldier.
James M. McPherson -- What They Fought For - 1861-1865
The outside world no longer offered refuge; it had remained for me the great unknown and was, increasingly, perilous.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
With the coming of spring Prospect Park, so close at hand, became Sophie’s favorite refuge—wonderful to recall, a safe place in those days for a solitary and lovely blonde to wander.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
"Ah, the sternum," he says, and I know they have entered together the shared world of biology, which offers refuge from the real, awkward world of manners and silences we’re sitting in at the moment.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
I kept to the fronts of buildings, ducking into doorways when necessary, until I finally took refuge in the abandoned chandler’s shop.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- Chains
Lee Grant settled into the car that would take him away from the farm where he’d found refuge, after running away from home.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Among the Hidden
Reaching the inn, I flung my reins to the ground and stamped upstairs to the refuge of my room.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
What used to be merely a wall surrounding the island was now home to over three hundred vampire guards and scouts who had sought refuge in The Shade and sworn to defend it.
Bella Forrest -- A Shade of Vampire
Mine was reading Walden; and I hid myself in the coolness and silence of the book, a refuge from the sheet-metal glare of the desert.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
Enrique also provides a refuge from her own problems.
Sonia Nazario -- Enrique’s Journey
Louie found that the raft offered an unlikely intellectual refuge.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
The sound of the gunfire from the front penetrates into our refuge.
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front
They took refuge in the farm buildings and peeped cautiously out from chinks and knot-holes.
George Orwell -- Animal Farm
Eventually, though, even the Ziatys’ home failed to provide refuge.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
Ah! from suffering there is no other refuge.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
"Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt," she told him.