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sanctuary

noun
 
 
/ˈsæŋk.tʃʊə.ri/ US  /-tʃu.er.i/
[C usually singular, U] protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted
庇护,保护;避难所,庇护所
Illegal immigrants found/sought/took sanctuary in a local church.
非法移民把当地的一座教堂当作避难所。
The chapel became a sanctuary for the refugees.
这座小教堂成为难民的庇护所。
figurative If I want some peace and quiet, I take sanctuary in my study.
如果想清静一会儿,我就躲进自己的书房。
Safe and enclosed spaces
[C] a place where birds or animals can live and be protected, especially from hunters or dangerous conditions
禁猎区,鸟兽保护区
a wildlife/bird sanctuary
野生动物/鸟类保护区
Zoos and wildlife reservesAnimal Dwellings - man-madeAnimal dwellings - natural
[C] the most holy part of a religious building
圣殿,圣堂
Parts of religious buildings
(Definition of sanctuary from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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