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  1. sanctuary

    • IPA[ˈsaŋ(k)tjʊəri]

    英式

    • n.
      refuge or safety from pursuit, persecution, or other danger;a nature reserve
    • noun: sanctuary, plural noun: sanctuaries

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. refuge or safety from pursuit, persecution, or other danger:

      his sons took sanctuary in the church

      she thought of her room as a sanctuary

    • 2. a nature reserve:

      a bird sanctuary

    • 3. a place where injured or unwanted animals of a specified kind are cared for:

      a donkey sanctuary

    • 4. a holy place; a temple:

      the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena

    • 5. the inmost recess or holiest part of a temple:

      the inner sanctuary where the reliquary was kept

    • 6. the part of the chancel of a church containing the high altar.
    • n. (in North America) a city whose municipal laws tend to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation or prosecution, despite federal immigration law:

    • mayors in those cities reaffirmed their status as sanctuary cities

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    • n. a candle or small light left lit in the sanctuary of a church, especially (in Catholic churches) a red lamp indicating the presence of the reserved Sacrament.

    • mayors in those cities reaffirmed their status as sanctuary cities

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    • n. a candle or small light left lit in the sanctuary of a church, especially (in Catholic churches) a red lamp indicating the presence of the reserved Sacrament.

    • mayors in those cities reaffirmed their status as sanctuary cities

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    • n. (in North America) a city whose municipal laws tend to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation or prosecution, despite federal immigration law:

    • mayors in those cities reaffirmed their status as sanctuary cities

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    • IPA[ˈsaNGk(t)SHəˌwerē]

    美式

    • n.
      a place of refuge or safety:
    • his sons took sanctuary in the church

      people automatically sought a sanctuary in time of trouble

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