Part of speech: noun

One who flees to a refuge, as in a foreign land.

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Usage examples "refugee":

  1. The man who succeeded him was also a refugee, and the present manager was an American from Cincinnati. - "Notes of a War Correspondent", Richard Harding Davis.
  2. It was curious that a man who was half a Frenchman should have been the one to have such advanced ideas on female education, but then Mr. Eliot was the son of a refugee, which says much. - "Secret Bread", F. Tennyson Jesse.
  3. W. C. Burgess was a refugee minister from Lindley, in the Orange River Colony, and like Mr Wainman, was early chosen for service among the troops, joining General Gatacre's force just after the lamentable disaster at Stormberg. - "With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back", Edward P. Lowry.