"refuges" in the noun sense
1. safety, refuge
a safe place
"He ran to safety"
2. recourse, refuge, resort
something or someone turned to for assistance or security
"his only recourse was the police"
"took refuge in lying"
3. refuge, sanctuary, asylum
a shelter from danger or hardship
4. recourse, resort, refuge
act of turning to for assistance
"have recourse to the courts"
"an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
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