take/find/seek refuge

idiom

: to go to or into a place for shelter or protection from danger or trouble
We took refuge in a nearby barn during the storm.
We found refuge from the storm in a nearby barn.
They sought refuge in another country.
often used figuratively
After the death of her husband, she took/sought/found refuge in her music.

Examples of take/find/seek refuge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In reality, Burkeman said, people usually seek refuge in their phones to avoid uncomfortable feelings like boredom. Theara Coleman, theweek, 20 Feb. 2024 Over the past century and a half, bouts of ethnic cleansing drove Armenians, Bosnians, and many others to seek refuge elsewhere. Andrew Moravcsik, Foreign Affairs, 10 Dec. 2019 So many children have multiple times moved, trying to seek refuge, trying to get away from the bombardments. CBS News, 30 June 2024 India’s progressive forces and the international community can use this momentum to push back against the Modi regime’s past abuses and secure reforms that benefit the Rohingya settled in India—along with the many more likely to seek refuge in the future. Rasheed Ahmed, TIME, 29 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for take/find/seek refuge 

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“Take/find/seek refuge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%2Ffind%2Fseek%20refuge. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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