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safe area

an area near a combat zone that is maintained as being free from military attack.
Also called safe haven. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Dawn was dangerously near, and if he was to reach a safe haven, he must be moving at once.

  • There is only one thing to do now: get the ship into a safe haven.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
  • And the little chapel where he lies was transformed into a safe haven of refuge from evils far worse than death.

  • But it also means a safe haven, peace, comfort, if not happiness.

  • It gave him a sense of refuge, of having reached a safe haven at last.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
Contemporary definitions for safe haven

a place of protection or refuge; a protected zone within a country for members of a religious or ethnic minority's 21st Century Lexicon
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