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refuge

A shelter; a safe place for persons fleeing danger or distress.
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Grace considered--advanced a step toward her--stopped--and took refuge in the most trivial of all the common phrases which one human being can address to another.
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.
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.
Often, in the early morning, or in the evening after dark, Carlson would steal down to the refuge and work for a couple of hours.
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