a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
refuge, sanctuary, asylum(noun)
a shelter from danger or hardship
chancel, sanctuary, bema(noun)
area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
A place of safety, refuge or protection.
My car is a sanctuary, where none can disturb me except for people who cut me off.
An area set aside for protection.
The bird sanctuary has strict restrictions on visitors so the birds aren't disturbed.
A state of being protected, asylum.
The government granted sanctuary to the defector, protecting him from his former government.
The consecrated (or sacred) area of a church or temple around its tabernacle or altar.
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How to use sanctuary in a sentence?
This bill has been carefully crafted … to confirm Vermont remains compliant with federal law, that we would not be established as a sanctuary state, and to address the needs and recommendations of our law enforcement partners.
There was nothing in [the sanctuary city policy] that prevented our Sheriff from picking up the phone, do I need to educate somebody about how to pick up a phone?
When I'm president, sanctuary cities are going to lose their federal funding.
The wall is very important, ending the sanctuary cities is important, drug testing public officials – particularly teachers and judges and prosecutors, is important, and basically getting after the doctors and keeping better measurement of who is prescribing the drugs and who is distributing them.
One of the things we can and should be doing right now is cracking down on the sanctuary cities, it makes no sense for these mayors, these local politicians, to be able to ignore the law (and) choose which ones they want to enforce.
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- Herberge, Asyl, Zuflucht, HeiligtumGerman
- suojelualue, turvapaikka, rauhoitusalue, pyhäkkö, pyhäkkFinnish
- refuge, sanctuaire, asile, réserveFrench
- védettség, szentély, védett terület, menedékhelyHungarian
- 避難所, 聖域Japanese
- wāhi tapuMāori
- засолну́вање, засо́лниште, прибе́жиште, свети́лиште, резерва́тMacedonian
- reservat, tilfluktssted, asyl, fristed, helligdomNorwegian
- santuário, refúgioPortuguese
- azil, refugiu, adăpost, sanctuar, rezervațieRomanian
- зака́зник, святи́лище, прибе́жище, алта́рь, прию́т, резерва́ция, убе́жище, запове́дник, святилищеRussian
- mabet, barınakTurkish
- Thánh địaVietnamese
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