(1) He was given refuge in Libya by his long time ally, Colonel Gaddafi.(2) Since then, half the country's more than 3 million people have sought refuge in the capital, Monrovia.(3) I sought refuge in drink(4) That was probably why he was often haunted by spells of melancholia and dark thoughts and often sought refuge in books.(5) There was kind of a coup, and he took temporary refuge in the United States.(6) After all, home and family should provide a refuge from the clamor of the outside world.(7) She moved in with Young as a teenager and the couple had three children, but she fled to a woman's refuge after suffering violent beatings.(8) In my younger and more vulnerable years, I believed school offered a gentle refuge from the cutthroat savagery of the working world.(9) Thousands of people have sought refuge in army bases and police stations.(10) Instead she buried herself in the library, which became a refuge from the decadent student world.(11) he was forced to take refuge in the French embassy(12) However, the cunning female kept dodging them, taking temporary refuge in the grounds of Fermoy Soccer Club.(13) However, most of the residents preferred to stay home instead of taking refuge elsewhere.(14) The pine-shaded forest is a refuge from the city's extreme summer temperatures.(15) Well, the Senate today narrowly approved a plan to drill for oil in Alaska's arctic national wildlife refuge .(16) ' Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel ', pronounced Samuel Johnson in 1775.