toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

refuge
used in Atlas Shrugged

4 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
something giving protection — especially a safe place
  • An aging tramp had taken refuge in the corner of her vestibule.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (5% in)
  • No exit-her shreds of awareness were saying, beating it into the pavements in the sound of her steps-no exit .... no refuge .... no signals .... no way to tell destruction from safety, or enemy from friend...... Like that dog she had heard about, she thought .... somebody's dog in somebody's laboratory .... the dog who got his signals switched on him, and saw no way to tell satisfaction from torture, saw food changed to beatings and beatings to food, saw his eyes and ears deceiving him and his...
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (98% in)
  • ...of spirit, that they keep switching from one to the other, that the men you call materialists and spiritualists are only two halves of the same dissected human, forever seeking completion, but seeking it by swinging from the destruction of the flesh to the destruction of the soul and vice versa-that they keep running from your colleges to the slave pens of Europe to an open collapse into the mystic muck of India, seeking any refuge against reality, any form of escape from the mind.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (80% in)
  • After being shunted from one jittery commander to another, he found himself at last being led down iron stairways and down long, echoing, underground corridors of reinforced concrete to an audience with "The Boss" in person, The Boss had taken refuge in the underground control room.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (21% in)

There are no more uses of "refuge" in Atlas Shrugged.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®