refuge


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Synonyms for refuge

Synonyms for refuge

the state of being protected or safeguarded, as from danger or hardship

something that physically protects, especially from danger

that to which one turns for help when in desperation

Synonyms for refuge

a safe place

something or someone turned to for assistance or security

Related Words

a shelter from danger or hardship

act of turning to for assistance

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My first was to secure some safe place of refuge, and to make myself such arms of metal or stone as I could contrive.
I calculated always the distance between myself and the nearest tree, and knew that to that haven of refuge I could out-foot the Tawny One, or old Saber-Tooth, did one or the other suddenly appear.
This really seemed the only gentlemanly refuge left; and yet, with the knowledge of my father's experience before me, I was ungrateful enough to feel a secret dislike for it.
And some--I am one of them--find refuge in schools.
For the first time in my life, I tried to take refuge from my sense of my own degradation in drink.
So large was the supply of things that a number of trips would be necessary to carry them to the refuge.
For nearly twenty years now John Carlson has been custodian of the refuge.
have been in a Refuge," pursued the sweet, sad voice of the other woman.
One Sunday our regular clergyman at the Refuge was not able to officiate.
O Zarathustra, protect me, thou, my last refuge, thou sole one who divinedst me:
The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons, I escaped to the open country and fearfully took refuge in a low hovel, quite bare, and making a wretched appearance after the palaces I had beheld in the village.
Instead of hastening from it as a place of ill omen, and one he had cause to shun, he sat down on some steps hard by, and resting his chin upon his hand, gazed upon its rough and frowning walls as though even they became a refuge in his jaded eyes.
Hoping that some low place of entertainment which would afford him a safe refuge might be near at hand, he turned into this court when they were all gone, and looked about for a half-opened door, or lighted window, or other indication of the place whence they had come.
How 'tis, ma'am,' resumed Stephen, appearing still to find his natural refuge in Louisa's face, 'that what is best in us fok, seems to turn us most to trouble an' misfort'n an' mistake, I dunno.
He turned his eyes involuntarily to his former refuge, but at a look from that quarter