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They had many opportunities to seek refuge, sleep in a proper bed and eat decent food. The Sun (2016)She ensures this comedy doesn't stray too far from the troublesome emotions from which the other characters are seeking refuge. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When the worst does occur, actors can always take refuge in the fact that the stage managers are on hand to rectify matters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)NEARLY 70 per cent of domestic violence refuges could close under Government plans to cap housing benefit. The Sun (2016)Stay in local guesthouses and mountain refuges. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We have become the last refuge of prejudice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was their only place of refuge. Christianity Today (2000)For a few days his home was our refuge from the murder. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The human mind seeks refuge always in the security of the known. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)Details for staffed mountain refuges are listed on the maps. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These extreme heels are the last refuge of the fashion snob. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Why do we give refuge to all our enemies? The Sun (2015)They had sheltered in a refuge. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Give me a refuge from violence? The Sun (2012)Throughout the history of humankind, caves have provided refuge and shelter. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)To avoid confusing her, it seemed best to take refuge in sleep once more. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)If you can't contribute then please seek other refuge. The Sun (2013)The survivors find refuge in a mountain hotel and members of the group begin to be found shot dead in the ice outside. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So picky are this couple that he fumes to the camera and finds refuge in tagging along with Kirstie. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Before then there were certainly refugees - people driven by war or persecution to leave their homes and seek refuge abroad. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)When the regime launched its first attacks in February the hospital became a rallying point for those taking refuge from the violence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Egypt's legal system: refuge in a storm? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The call was made after allegations that Chinese forces had shot at Vietnamese fishermen as they sought refuge from a storm. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'refuge'
British English: refuge /ˈrɛfjuːdʒ/ NOUN
If you take refuge somewhere, you try to protect yourself from physical harm by going there.
They took refuge in a shelter.
- American English: refuge
- Arabic: مَلْجَأ
- Brazilian Portuguese: refúgio
- Chinese: 庇护
- Croatian: utočište
- Czech: útočiště
- Danish: tilflugtssted
- Dutch: toevluchtsoord
- European Spanish: refugio
- Finnish: turvapaikka
- French: refuge
- German: Zuflucht
- Greek: καταφύγιο
- Italian: rifugio
- Japanese: 避難所
- Korean: 피난처
- Norwegian: tilflukt
- Polish: schronienie
- European Portuguese: refúgio
- Romanian: refugiu
- Russian: убежище
- Spanish: refugio
- Swedish: tillflykt
- Thai: ที่หลบภัย
- Turkish: sığınak
- Ukrainian: притулок
- Vietnamese: nơi trú ẩn
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