Examples of sanctuary in a Sentence
The house was a sanctuary for runaway teens.
The refugees found sanctuary when they crossed the border.
The sanctuary contains the altar of sacrifice.
Recent Examples of sanctuary from the Web
Pro-immigration groups have been pressuring Fischer and council members to declare Louisville a sanctuary city since President Donald Trump took office.
At BuzzFeed, Anne Helen Petersen reports from Northern Idaho, where many conservatives have moved to enjoy a life among like minds in this white, right wing sanctuary.
The Halo cat food donations generated on National Cat Day will be awarded to The Cat House on the Kings, one of the world’s largest no-cage, lifetime cat sanctuaries and adoption centers.
Jenkins later found her dream job at a Florida chimpanzee sanctuary.
The greeter then fell through a window into the sanctuary.
On Saturday morning California lawmakers approved a bill that could officially make California a sanctuary state.
Following the sanctuary, Kylie and her friends feed a giraffe branches, and one licks her boob.
The 500-year-old AyaSofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam is as much high-end spa as centuries-old Ottoman sanctuary, and exhausting only in the most exquisite way.
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Historically, churches have been places where fugitives could seek at least temporary protection from the law. In Anglo-Saxon England, churches and churchyards generally provided 40 days of immunity, and neither the sheriffs nor the army would enter to seize the outlaw. But gradually the right of sanctuary was eroded. In 1486 sanctuary for the crime of treason was disallowed, and sanctuary for most other crimes was severely restricted by Henry VIII and later abolished. In the 1980s many U.S. churches provided sanctuary to political refugees from Central America, and the U.S. government mostly chose not to interfere. Today, wildlife sanctuaries provide protection for the species within its boundaries, and farm-animal sanctuaries now rescue livestock from abuse and starvation.
Origin and Etymology of sanctuary
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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