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Synonyms for sanctuary
ˈsæŋk tʃuˌɛr isanc·tu·a·ry

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Wiktionary2.5 / 6 votes

  1. sanctuarynoun

    Synonyms:
    zoar, presbytery, refuge, haven

  2. sanctuarynoun

    A place of safety, refuge or protection.

    My car is a sanctuary, where none can disturb me except for people who cut me off.

    Synonyms:
    presbytery, haven, zoar, refuge

  3. sanctuarynoun

    An area set aside for protection.

    The bird sanctuary has strict restrictions on visitors so the birds aren't disturbed.

    Synonyms:
    presbytery, refuge, zoar, haven

  4. sanctuarynoun

    A state of being protected, asylum.

    The government granted sanctuary to the defector, protecting him from his former government.

    Synonyms:
    zoar, refuge, haven, presbytery

  5. sanctuarynoun

    The consecrated (or sacred) area of a church or temple around its tabernacle or altar.

    Synonyms:
    refuge, haven, presbytery, zoar

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.1 / 12 votes

  1. sanctuary

    Synonyms:
    shrine, adytum, asyurn, refuge, security, protection, inviolability

    Antonyms:
    pitfall, trap, snare, betrayal, violation, extradition

Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 8 votes

  1. sanctuarynoun

    a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept

    Synonyms:
    bema, chancel, asylum, refuge

  2. refuge, sanctuary, asylumnoun

    a shelter from danger or hardship

    Synonyms:
    insane asylum, chancel, resort, mental institution, asylum, mental hospital, bema, institution, recourse, refuge, psychiatric hospital, mental home, safety

  3. chancel, sanctuary, bemanoun

    area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing

    Synonyms:
    bema, chancel, asylum, refuge

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sanctuarynoun

    Synonyms:
    sacred or holy place, consecrated spot, holy ground, SANCTUM SANCTORUM, holy of holies

  2. sanctuarynoun

    Synonyms:
    temple, church, place of worship, consecrated building

  3. sanctuarynoun

    Synonyms:
    asylum, refuge, shelter

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 6 votes

  1. sanctuarynoun

    Synonyms:
    shrine, sanctum, adytum, holy of holies, church, temple

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How to use sanctuary in a sentence?

  1. Josh Blake:

    When I heard a wide swath of the Democratic presidential candidates in debates calling for national gun confiscation, weaponized local law enforcement to go door to door and take weapons, legally owned weapons from their friends and neighbors, I thought we cant let that happen, thats not fair to the men and women who work in local law enforcement. Its certainly not fair to law-abiding citizens who would be affected by this, and I think Lake County needed to hear us stand up and say, weve got Commissioner Josh Blake back. FLORIDA GUN OWNERS, LAWYERS REACT TO LAKE COUNTYS SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY RESOLUTION Those trying to prevent Gun Violence say lax gun laws wont cut it in a state that has seen some of Americas deadliest mass shootings. The Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando left 49 dead. ( Elina Shirazi) We need to be preventing these shootings, not making it easier for dangerous people to use firearms they are concerned about the gun-grabbing, is what they are calling [ it ], what they should be concerned about is our rampant gun violence which is happening almost daily in this country.

  2. Gary Grasso:

    We’re more than happy for people to find freedom, it is hypocrisy by the mayor of Chicago to complain about the governor of Texas – I do agree with what he’s doing – the city of Chicago says it’s going to be a sanctuary city which I oppose – but there must be vacant hotel rooms in Chicago. This is hundreds of people in a city of millions. Why are they sending them out to the Republican suburbs? You have to wonder.

  3. Derek Reisfield:

    It was her sanctuary, she loved the space, and it is all her.

  4. Matt Gaetz:

    I'm proud that a Florida sanctuary stepped up to give these monkeys a home, there's still much more work to be done to stop the government's monkey business in labs at the FDA and other agencies.

  5. David Campbell:

    We want to make a statement. We don't want our Second Amendment rights to be stripped away from us, if we protect immigrants with sanctuary cities, why not use similar laws to protect our rights to own a gun ?


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