safe house


Definition of 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 Partyka is playing the role of Agnes, a woman who has turned her bed-and-breakfast into a safe house for victims of domestic violence, in the Chicago premiere of Sarah Treem’s drama by AstonRep Theatre Company. Myrna Petlicki, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2022 In February 1947, in a secret safe house on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, the longtime leader of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) hurriedly filled a suitcase with upward of $1 million in gold and local currencies. Richard Collett, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Mar. 2022 That same afternoon, Albagir and the others made it to a safe house in Warsaw. New York Times, 14 Mar. 2022 The organization helped shepherd the famous cat and its owners through Poland to a safe house in France. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2022 Each day before dusk, they are escorted to a safe house and don’t leave except to return the next day to the site. MarÍa Verza, ajc, 28 Feb. 2022 When Tsikhanouskaya arrived in Lithuania, she was met by border guards and taken to a safe house in Vilnius. Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2021 Standing on the terrace of a safe house, Thang lit a cigarette and pointed toward the mountains about 13 miles behind him. Yashraj Sharma, NBC News, 8 Feb. 2022 About 48 hours after meeting at the safe house, the group of 12 adults and 11 children landed safely at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport following stops in the United Arab Emirates and Italy. Fox News, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of safe house

1928, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2022

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“Safe house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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