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The park serves as a refuge for wildlife.
  something giving protection — especially a safe place
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  • The park serves as a refuge for wildlife.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
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