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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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