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.
An expedient to secure protection or defense; a device or contrivance.
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game. Michael Jordan
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. Albert Schweitzer
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. Isaac Asimov
We have a moral responsibility to save wild places like the arctic refuge for future generations, and that is why our country has remained committed to its protection for nearly 50 years. Lois Capps
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free. Mary Shelley