Definition of safe haven in English:

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safe haven


1A place of refuge or security.
Example sentences
  • When hostilities began, people piled out of shares and invested in bonds on the grounds that government-backed securities offered a safe haven.
  • The Alliance was a soft (or, depending on your point of view) sensible centre, a safe haven between extremes of monetarism and unilateral disarmament.
  • More immediately, if we fail to act, no one can predict how far interest rates will rise or whether or when foreign investors will lose confidence in U.S. securities as a safe haven.
1.1Temporary refuge given to a persecuted person or group: refugees poured in and found safe haven
More example sentences
  • Now, all of the applicants have been granted class 448 temporary safe haven visas.
  • The government's measures are directed at deterring refugees from seeking safe haven in Australia by treating them as harshly as possible.
  • Lilley also tells-all regarding how the US embassy gave safe haven to Chinese dissident Fang Lizhi and his wife, Li Shuxian.

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Syllabification: safe ha·ven

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