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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “sanctuary”

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
庇護,保護;避難所,庇護所
Illegal immigrants found/sought/took sanctuary in a local church.
非法移民把當地的一座教堂當作避難所。
The chapel became a sanctuary for the refugees.
這座小教堂成爲難民的庇護所。
figurative If I want some peace and quiet, I take sanctuary in my study.
如果想清靜一會兒,我就會躲進自己的書房。
Safe and enclosed spaces
[C] a place where birds or animals can live and be protected, especially from hunters or dangerous conditions
禁獵區,鳥獸保護區
a wildlife/bird sanctuary
野生動物/鳥類保護區
Zoos and wildlife reservesAnimal Dwellings - man-madeAnimal dwellings - natural
[C] the most holy part of a religious building
聖殿,聖堂
Parts of religious buildings
(Definition of sanctuary from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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