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refuge (REF yooj) (noun)
A place of shelter and protection in times of crisis: "The church is often seen as a refuge for troubled individuals."
"The lady sought refuge in the library when she wanted peace and quiet."
refugee (ref" yoo JEE) (noun)
An individual who leaves a situation of stress or crisis and seeks protection and shelter elsewhere: "Mildred's aunt was a refugee from the flooded areas of the countryside."
The flood refugee sought refuge in the hills above the river.
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refugee (s) (noun), refugees (pl)
A person, or people, who flee for shelter or safety; especially, to a foreign country, as in a time of political upheaval, war, etc.: The recent military conflicts in Syria have resulted in thousands of refugees seeking shelter in other countries.
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