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  • n. Plural form of sanctuary.


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  • The town of El Rosario, where one of the main sanctuaries is located, has been asked to evacuate and residents are fleeing in whatever ways possible.

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  • The town of Angangueo, the jumping-off place for many tours of the monarch butterfly sanctuaries, is destroyed.

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  • Because I truly believe in an increasingly secular age in which there are so few sanctuaries from the stress of getting and spending, so few prophets to summon us up to higher selves and lend some understanding to our lives.

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  • Their mountain sanctuaries in Mexico like, for example, at El Rosario in Michoacán, are filled with Oyamel fir trees, which are used for resting between flights and for shelter from the cold, rain and snow (they seek out an environment similar to the one they inhabit up north).

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  • In any case, one of the best times to visit the sanctuaries is in February when Ocampo and Zitácuaro celebrate the Festival de la Marisposa Monarca with traditional dances, music, food and a handicrafts market.

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  • In summary, the local Canaanite gods and El, the head of the pantheon, were worshiped in sanctuaries eventually taken over by Israel.

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  • But he enjoys relaxing among them in what he considers his "sanctuaries" -- one paneled in dark wood, the other in white -- free from distractions like computers.

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  • The presence of the sanctuaries was a source of constant frustration for the Americans.

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  • The churches offering protection admit they're daring ICE to enter their so-called sanctuaries and apprehend deportable illegal aliens.

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2007

  • It had the look of very high church in the service which was celebrating, and I am afraid my mind was taken less by the monument of Sir Nicholas than by the black-robed figure of the young man who knelt with bowed head at the back of the church and rapt me with the memory of the many sacerdotal shapes which I used to see doing the like in Latin sanctuaries.

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