The sanctuary for resistance fighters available in Pakistan is even harder to control than, say, the Iraq-Syria border.
Thus, they deprived the British army of sanctuary, supplies, and intelligence.
The audience—which filled up perhaps half of the synagogue's 1,000-seat sanctuary—laughed appreciatively.
But by the end of the 1970s, Pakistan did not look like the sanctuary for Muslims its advertising had suggested.
Carol and Tyreese are now back on their way to “sanctuary” Terminus, which is obviously too good to be true.
The school is strictly a court of the Temple, a porch outside the sanctuary.
Soon Biddy and I had—or seemed to have—the sanctuary to ourselves.
The request was granted, and the sanctuary removed from Manchester to Chester.
He could tolerate no irreverent spirits in the sanctuary of the mountain.
She was glad of their sanctuary; she did not know where she should find such another.
early 14c., "building set apart for holy worship," from Anglo-French sentuarie, Old French saintuaire "sacred relic, holy thing; reliquary, sanctuary," from Late Latin sanctuarium "a sacred place, shrine" (especially the Hebrew Holy of Holies; see sanctum), also "a private room," from Latin sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)).
Since the time of Constantine and by medieval Church law, fugitives or debtors enjoyed immunity from arrest in certain churches, hence transferred sense of "immunity from punishment" (late 14c.). Exceptions were made in England in cases of treason and sacrilege. General (non-ecclesiastical) sense of "place of refuge or protection" is attested from 1560s; as "land set aside for wild plants or animals to breed and live" it is recorded from 1879.
denotes, (1) the Holy Land (Ex. 15:17; comp. Ps. 114:2); (2) the temple (1 Chr. 22:19; 2 Chr. 29:21); (3) the tabernacle (Ex. 25:8; Lev. 12:4; 21:12); (4) the holy place, the place of the Presence (Gr. hieron, the temple-house; not the _naos_, which is the temple area, with its courts and porches), Lev. 4:6; Eph. 2:21, R.V., marg.; (5) God's holy habitation in heaven (Ps. 102:19). In the final state there is properly "no sanctuary" (Rev. 21:22), for God and the Lamb "are the sanctuary" (R.V., "temple"). All is there hallowed by the Divine Presence; all is sancturary.