place of refuge

noun phrase

: a safe place
Her bedroom was her place of refuge when her parents began arguing.

Examples of place of refuge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walking the wooden bridges that connect the island to RFK’s deserted Parking Lot 6, Cain said this place already serves as a place of refuge from busy city life. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2024 The substance abuse and addictions that historically plague the entertainment industry may serve as a place of refuge. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 24 Feb. 2024 Providing Help Within Communities Lorenzo Lewis grew up going to his aunt's salon, a place of refuge throughout his youth. Kimanzi Constable, Parents, 11 Feb. 2024 To people in Gaza, Al Shifa is the biggest and most advanced hospital around — a lifeline, in normal times, and now a place of refuge from relentless Israeli airstrikes. More than 60,000 people are sheltering there. Vivian Yee, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2023 As a mother whose daily life is filled with the noisy needs of others, swimming has become a place of refuge. Purnima Mani, Good Housekeeping, 22 July 2023 After parting ways with her toxic employer, Stanley looked to her farm as a place of refuge. Felice León, Essence, 22 June 2023

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“Place of refuge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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