One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the sanctuary at Delphi was dedicated to Apollo’
holy place, temple, shrine, tabernacle, altar, sanctum, inner sanctum, holy of holies, sacrarium, bema, naos, adytum
2‘the island was a sanctuary, untouched by the mad modern world’
refuge, haven, harbour, port in a storm, oasis, shelter, retreat, bolt-hole, foxhole, hideout, hiding place, hideaway, den, asylum, safe house, fastness
3‘around a thousand abused women and children were given sanctuary’
safety, safe keeping, protection, shelter, security, immunity, asylum
4‘a bird sanctuary’
reserve, park, wildlife reserve, nature reserve, reservation, preserve, home, shelter
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