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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A haven, often a church or other religious building; a wildlife refuge; a safe place.

Usage examples (32)
  • Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.
  • 'Here you will be quite to yourselves,' said Lady Clonbrony; 'let me establish you comfortably in this, which I call my sanctuary -- my
  • Note, The cleansing of the sanctuary is a happy token for good to any people; when they begin to be reformed they will soon be relieved.
  • The emergent paradigm we call the sanctuary movement. for more
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