"The shelter of last resort" is an interesting euphemism for Death.
He was waiting for his mother and sister so they could also leave the shelter and see the state of their apartment.
You have to provide food, water, shelter, and health care.
Perhaps he tried to outlast the election in order to shelter Obama from the fallout of his own personal foibles.
Like some estivating desert creature, it spends the summer huddling immobile under the shelter of our counters.
Here we roused up the inmates, and demanded a shelter for the night.
For, if he could get shelter for three days, the hue and cry would subside.
In another few seconds my shelter would be torn away, and I should be done for.
Bullets were flying in all directions, and there was no question of shelter.
Who knows but he may be at Arnwood, for he must hardly know where to go for shelter?
1580s, "structure affording protection," possibly an alteration of Middle English sheltron, sheldtrume "roof or wall formed by locked shields," from Old English scyldtruma, from scield "shield" (see shield (n.)) + truma "troop," related to Old English trum "firm, strong" (see trim).
If so, the original notion is of a compact body of men protected by interlocking shields. OED finds this "untenable" and proposed derivation from shield + -ture. Figurative sense is recorded from 1580s; meaning "temporary lodging for homeless poor" is first recorded 1890 in Salvation Army jargon; sense of "temporary home for animals" is from 1971. Related: Shelterless.