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Definition something giving protection — especially a safe place
  • The park serves as a refuge for wildlife.
refuge = safe place
  • She took refuge from the sun under a beautiful oak tree.
  • refuge = protection
  • As the country erupted into violence, she took refuge in the American embassy.
  • refuge = protection (in a safe place)
  • The refugees sought refuge across the border.
  • refuge = a safe place
  • If there was no water, no refuge, then they'd have nothing, not even hope.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • refuge = safe place
  • He took refuge in work.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • refuge = shelter (found a safe place)
  • The Bible say, "The Lord is my refuge . . . and my strength!"
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • refuge = something giving protection
  • Such a refuge would be to the liking of a dwarf.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • refuge = a safe place
  • 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
  • refuge = protection (a safe place)
  • Weeping bitterly, she begged us to come to her village, where she could give us a safe refuge.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • refuge = shelter that is safe
  • He doubted he could make it to Big Thumb, and with no water in his canteen, he didn't want to risk his life on the hope that he'd find refuge there.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • refuge = a safe place
  • And if it was really the same place where his great-grandfather found refuge.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • refuge = a safe place
  • And even if they did find refuge on Big Thumb, he thought, they'd still have to come back here, eventually.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • refuge = a safe place
  • I found refuge on God's thumb.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • refuge = a safe place
  • When he was asked how he had lived so long, he said he "found refuge on God's thumb."
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • refuge = a safe place
  • We pushed and jostled one another as if this were the supreme refuge, the gateway to life.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The leaders of the block ran to assemble us inside, while the SS took refuge in the shelters.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • took refuge in lying
  • He knew the way: west, and any shore would be his refuge, his safety, the end of his life.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • SINKCHART: map of the Arrakis surface laid out with reference to the most reliable paracompass routes between places of refuge.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune

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