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sanctuaries

noun
plural of sanctuary

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1 a place that is considered sacred (as within a religion)
  • by law, anyone who sought refuge in a religious sanctuary was safe from arrest by the civil authorities

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2 something (as a building) that offers cover from the weather or protection from danger
  • the marshland has been set aside as a sanctuary for shorebirds along that section of the coast

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“Sanctuaries.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sanctuaries. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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