safe house


: a place where one may engage in secret activities or take refuge

Examples of safe house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These organizations also help Afghans who are in hiding with resources including food, health care and safe houses before organizing evacuations. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 July 2023 Newark was the location of stops and safe houses on the Underground Railroad, and there is a town legend, according to city administrators, Tubman led runaway slaves to Newark's First Presbyterian Church – which still stands in downtown Newark today. Nakylah Carter, ABC News, 9 Mar. 2023 The couple, who live in the Kfar Aza kibbutz, where more than 100 people were killed during the attack by Hamas terrorists, went to their safe house when sirens went off, alerting people of rockets landing near the kibbutz, David Siegel said. Jennifer Pereira, ABC News, 3 Nov. 2023 During layovers at safe houses in Vietnam and Laos, the Ro family gapes at a running shower inside a bathroom. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Oct. 2023 My uncle lasted seven months, most of it on the run, darting from one safe house to the next. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, 30 Oct. 2023 For those looking to see the safe houses and sights essential to those escapes, two-hour walking and driving tours delve into the town’s history. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 For the next six weeks, Austrian authorities shuttled Zdarsky around the outskirts of Vienna from one safe house to the next, during which time Zdarsky got his first taste of a non-communist society. Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Aug. 2023 After the group spends 21 days hiding in a safe house, Muhtaj finally gets them on a plane to Portugal, where they, and their families, have been offered asylum. WIRED, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of safe house was in 1928

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“Safe house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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