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refugee

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Definition someone who has fled their homeland to getaway from a dangerous or difficult situation; or related to such people
  • We're asking for humanitarian aid to assist and resettle the refugees.
refugees = people who fled their homeland to getaway from a dangerous or difficult situation
  • They are settled in a refugee camp near the border.
  • refugee = relating to people who fled their homeland
  • She was a Tutsi refugee from Rwanda.
  • refugee = someone who has fled their homeland because of fear of persecution or violence
  • Already burdened with nearly two million Afghan refugees, Pakistan had closed its borders to Afghans in January of that year.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • refugees = people who fled their homeland
  • Mattie used to talk about the Underground Railroad, by which she meant these churches and the people who carried refugees between them,
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • refugees = people fleeing their homeland (in this case, fleeing slavery in the South)
  • He told people that he was a refugee from Tokyo whose relatives were all dead, a story that, in postwar Japan, was as common as white rice.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • refugee = someone who fled their homeland
  • Here we were, like fleeing refugees, trekking in from some ruined zone of war.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • refugees = people fleeing their homeland
  • Early the third morning Tom Sawyer wisely went poking among some old empty hogsheads down behind the abandoned slaughter-house, and in one of them he found the refugee.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • refugee = someone who fled their homeland
  • Instead, the war raged on, this time between Afghans, the Mujahedin, against the Soviet puppet government of Najibullah, and Afghan refugees kept flocking to Pakistan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • refugees = people fleeing their homeland
  • Maybe she saw me as a needy refugee from the war
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • refugee = someone who fled their homeland
  • Refugees from the now occupied blocks are streaming toward the Capitol's center.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • refugees = people who have fled
  • He fancied that some plot might be in process of formation against the unhappy refugee.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • refugee = person who fled their homeland
  • They opened the doors of their homes, schools and mosques to the refugees.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • refugees = people who left their homeland because of fear of persecution or violence
  • Rowan welcomes refugees and new arrivals every day.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • refugees = people who fled their homeland
  • All war films. One very good one of a ship full of refugees being bombed somewhere in the Mediterranean.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • refugees = people who fled their homeland
  • She wore the same brown-checked Chinese dress until the Refugee Welcome Society gave her two handme-down dresses, all too large in sizes for American women.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • refugee = someone who fled their homeland
  • As refugees from the French Revolution and from the slave revolts in the French West Indies poured into Philadelphia, French fashion and language became very popular.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • refugees = people who fled their homeland
  • I wanted to say, Because I just want to be normal for a little while—not a refugee girl looking for her mother, but a regular girl paying a summer visit to Tiburon, South Carolina.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • refugee = someone fleeing their homeland
  • I'm a refugee from the past, and like other refugees I go over the customs and habits of being I've left or been forced to leave behind me, and it all seems just as quaint, from here, and I am just as obsessive about it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • refugees = people who fled their homeland
  • The family are refugees and have no medical records.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
refugees = people who fled their homeland

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