Sought refuge from the storm in a cabin.
An example of refuge is what you seek when you go to a church and ask them to protect you from rioters outside.
An example of refuge is a church that provides a place safe from danger.
Origin of refuge
- Middle English from Old French from Latin refugium from refugere to run away re- re- fugere to flee
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French refuge.