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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Refuge  \Ref"uge\  (r?f"?j),  n.  [F.  r['e]fuge,  L.  refugium  fr 
  refugere  to  flee  back  pref.  re-  +  figere  SEe  {Fugitive}.] 
  1.  Shelter  or  protection  from  danger  or  distress. 
  Rocks,  dens,  and  caves!  But  I  in  none  of  these  Find 
  place  or  refuge.  --Milton. 
  We  might  have  a  strong  consolation,  who  have  fled 
  for  refuge  to  lay  hold  upon  the  hope  set  before  us 
  --Heb.  vi  18. 
  2.  That  which  shelters  or  protects  from  danger,  or  from 
  distress  or  calamity;  a  stronghold  which  protects  by  its 
  strength,  or  a  sanctuary  which  secures  safety  by  its 
  sacredness;  a  place  inaccessible  to  an  enemy. 
  The  high  hills  are  a  refuger  the  wild  goats.  --Ps. 
  civ.  18. 
  The  Lord  also  will  be  a  refuge  for  the  oppressed. 
  --Ps.  ix  9. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Refuge  \Ref"uge\  (r?f"?j),  v.  t. 
  To  shelter;  to  protect.  [Obs.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  safe  place  "He  ran  to  safety"  [syn:  {safety}] 
  2:  something  or  someone  turned  to  for  assistance  or  security: 
  "his  only  recourse  was  the  police";  "took  refuge  in  lying" 
  [syn:  {recourse},  {resort}] 
  3:  a  shelter  from  danger  or  hardship  [syn:  {sanctuary},  {asylum}] 
  4:  act  of  turning  to  for  assistance:  "have  recourse  to  the 
  courts";  "an  appeal  to  his  uncle  was  his  last  resort" 
  [syn:  {recourse},  {resort}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  REFUGE,  n.  Anything  assuring  protection  to  one  in  peril.  Moses  and 
  Joshua  provided  six  cities  of  refuge  --  Bezer,  Golan,  Ramoth,  Kadesh, 
  Schekem  and  Hebron  --  to  which  one  who  had  taken  life  inadvertently 
  could  flee  when  hunted  by  relatives  of  the  deceased.  This  admirable 
  expedient  supplied  him  with  wholesome  exercise  and  enabled  them  to 
  enjoy  the  pleasures  of  the  chase;  whereby  the  soul  of  the  dead  man  was 
  appropriately  honored  by  observations  akin  to  the  funeral  games  of 
  early  Greece. 

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