refugees


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refugees

Persons who, because of real or imagined danger, move of their own volition, spontaneously or in violation of stay-put policy, irrespective of whether they move within their own country (national refugees) or across international boundaries (international refugees).
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The mountains and waste regions were filled with outlaws and refugees who were being hunted down mercilessly.
Some of the refugees were exchanging news with the people on the omnibuses.
Such refugees stole women from the mainland, and increased and multiplied.
Evidently he wished to be amiable to that young man whose arrival had made some sensation in the world of political refugees.
Some few miles farther on he overtook a party of deserting royalist soldiery, and from them he easily, by dint of threats, elicited the information he desired: the direction taken by the refugees from the deserted castle, their number, and as close a description of the party as the soldiers could give.
She protected Polish refugees, and one of them even declared that he wished to marry her.
She has interested herself very much in the matter of Belgian refugees and is entertaining a great many of them at a house of hers near the seaside.
This excepted, no ill-will was shown to the refugees.
A quarter of an hour after, the captain received the written order from the king, to blow up the fortress of Belle-Isle, in case of resistance, with power of life and death over all the inhabitants or refugees, and an injunction not to allow one to escape.
had long been the enemy of the Dutch, who insulted or ridiculed him to their hearts' content, although it must be said that they generally used French refugees for the mouthpiece of their spite.
Then, as I looked at him inquiringly: "Yes, my friend, she had kindly extended hospitality to seven of my countrypeople who, alas, are refugees from their native land.
The motor, loaded with refugees, continued to travel very slowly down the hill.