People who flee a nation, often to escape punishment for their political affiliations or for political dissent.
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How to use refugees in a sentence
Instead, spa hotels filled up with over 30,000 refugees from the war-troubled Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.
Some refugees wait for days on the ships before setting sail.
They are not the actual traffickers, Yazbek says, so generally the other refugees protect their identity.
Yazbek tells The Daily Beast that the traffickers guarantee their service, and they treat the Syrian refugees with respect.
The Daily Beast has followed some of the refugees who landed in Sicily a month ago.
Neutral passenger-steamers were allowed to take away refugees other than Spanish subjects.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
A number of the refugees were marching towards the ferries, although a curtain of smoke bounded the lower end of Market Street.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
As we went we met refugees flying from a burning town which had been set on fire by German shells.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
As we could not get any porters many of us refused to get down, with the plea that we were refugees and not tourists.Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
The Yankee officers were sent to an upper room, while the refugees were guarded below, under the immediate eyes of the soldiery.