Examples of refugee in a Sentence
Thousands of refugees have fled the area.
refugees began returning to their homeland after years of political unrest and war
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Monitoring groups say the crackdown and insurgency that followed has caused the deaths of about half a million Syrians and sent 5 million more into exile as refugees.
Many of the players, among them captain Luka Modric, survived horrific childhoods, dodging bullets and bombs while living as refugees in their own country.
The battle for Syria’s southwestern corner alarmed neighboring Jordan and Israel, and both allowed some Syrians to cross as refugees.
The difference, of course, is that the Vietnamese were welcomed as refugees and not awaiting prosecution in the federal court system.
On the long list of other targets: Jews, who began arriving in the 1870s from Eastern Europe (more would come as refugees after World War II).
Some Palestinians fear that this American largesse could depend on Jordan eventually revoking their status as refugees.
Ultimately the family arrived in the U.S. as refugees and were resettled in Connecticut.
Naovarath’s family came to the U.S. as refugees from Laos after the Vietnam War.
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REFUGEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of refugee for English Language Learners
: someone who has been forced to leave a country because of war or for religious or political reasons
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