Definition Of refuge


a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble.

he was forced to take refuge in the French embassy

Example Of refuge

  • ' Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel ', pronounced Samuel Johnson in 1775.

  • Absolute moral standards provide a safe refuge for those frightened to exercise discretion.

  • After all, home and family should provide a refuge from the clamor of the outside world.

  • Angola is relatively urbanized because in the 1980s many people sought refuge in the safer urban areas.

  • But one most often sought refuge in sanctuaries.

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