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refuge

noun ark, asylum, citadel, covert, coverture, harbor, haven, hiding place, lee, perfugium, place of prooection, place of safety, protection, receptaculum, refugium, resort, retreat, safe place, safety, sanctuary, shelter, stronghold
Associated concepts: flight
Foreign phrases: Domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium.Everyone's home is his safest refuge. Debet sua cuique domus esse perfugium tut issimum. Everyman's home should be a perfectly safe refuge.
See also: asylum, bulwark, cache, domicile, haven, home, inhabitation, lodging, protection, shelter, shield
References in classic literature ?
I think that through the cloudiness of his insanity he saw some antagonism in me, for he at once fell back on the last refuge of such as he, a dogged silence.
Slowly I climbed out and sat for a while upon the ground, ready to spring back into my refuge if any danger should appear.
have been in a Refuge," pursued the sweet, sad voice of the other woman.
Monsieur would recall to himself that there were the refuges to visit, and that tracks had to be made to them also.
There were occasions, however, when Mr Boffin, seeking a brief refuge from the blandishments of fashion, would present himself at the Bower after dark, to anticipate the next sallying forth of Wegg, and would there, on the old settle, pursue the downward fortunes of those enervated and corrupted masters of the world who were by this time on their last legs.
Late in the afternoon she sought refuge with Mademoiselle Reisz, and stayed there alone, waiting for her, feeling a kind of repose invade her with the very atmosphere of the shabby, unpretentious little room.
It seemed to him that the Power he had vainly trusted in among the streets and at the prayer-meetings, was very far away from this land in which he had taken refuge, where men lived in careless abundance, knowing and needing nothing of that trust, which, for him, had been turned to bitterness.
I wriggled myself quickly to the top of the being, or object, half out of the water, which served us for a refuge.
With that refuge as a base, I could face this strange world with some of that confidence I had lost in realizing to what creatures night by night I lay exposed.
The minds of poets sought refuge in the ideal world from the illusions of the senses.
If there is no place of refuge, they will stand firm.
This was a Blackfoot renegado, named Kosato, a fiery hot-blooded youth who, with a beautiful girl of the same tribe, had taken refuge among the Nez Perces.