Quotes of Refugees

  1. The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out. It makes the United States look very bad here. And much more like an occupation force than it did before. – Jon Lee Anderson
  2. When I was in Paris, all of the German refugees began to flow in and it was a very sad time. – Elliott Carter
  3. Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't stop at a nation's borders. – Warren Christopher
  4. We are also assisting the refugees who have fled across the border to Chad. As many of them have been subject to attacks by militia crossing from Sudan, UNHCR is mounting a major logistical operation to establish camps and transfer refugees away from the border zone. – Jan Egeland
  5. Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. – Loren Eiseley
  6. And though various organizations in America and England collected money and sent food parcels to these refugees nothing was ever received by the Spanish. – Martha Gellhorn
  7. On the screen I saw tanks rolling through dusty streets, and fallen buildings, and forests of unfamiliar trees into which East Pakistani refugees had fled, seeking safety over the Indian border. – Jhumpa Lahiri
  8. I'm in total sympathy with Dick Smith's sentiments; I only wish there were grounds for saying we Australians would never tolerate such appalling treatment of refugees being carried out in our name. – Hugh Mackay
  9. When was the last time you heard news accounts of a boatload of American refugees arrive on the shores of another country? – Marco Rubio

Usage examples for Refugees

  1. He had already been enlightened as to the consequences of the Duke's course by the immense immigration of Netherland refugees to France, which he had witnessed with his own eyes. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  2. Some of them are refugees from military or political despotism, some are refugees from justice, some from the lowest conditions of industrial slavery. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  3. When the million Belgian refugees bleeding, starving, desperate, hunted, flung themselves over the Dutch border in the agony of their flight, we Dutch- and Prince Henry among us- saw for ourselves for the first time the awful horror of the German invasion. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  4. As the refugees never once suspected that Rodney was acting a part, and that Tom Percival had deliberately deceived them, they asked no leading questions, and the visitor was very thankful for that. – Rodney The Partisan by Harry Castlemon
  5. Armenian refugees from Constantinople were interned in Angora. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  6. The road to Brussels always was crowded with refugees and many sorrowful sights were witnessed among them as they fled from the homes that had been peaceful and prosperous a few days before. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  7. He had a great deal of business; but he was mostly employed among his fellow refugees his profits were small. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  8. Certainly, if the English of that day were at all like their descendants in our time, it is in the highest degree unlikely that they would have allowed a handful of learned refugees to force upon them changes which their own sober judgment did not approve. – A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer by William Reed Huntington
  9. Of course we gave all our own clothes we could spare and all the money we could for the refugees – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  10. After passing three years in confinement, Clancarty made his escape to the Continent, was graciously received at St. Germains, and was entrusted with the command of a corps of Irish refugees – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  11. I quietly answered him: " And on what basis do the Russian refugees interfere, they who have rights neither at home nor abroad?" – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  12. The English government was angry with Holland for refusing to expel the royalist refugees who, after the execution of Charles I., had taken refuge in Holland. – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  13. Many of them were Pallastown refugees – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  14. The wagons full of refugees had disappeared, and we were alone. – My Home In The Field of Honor by Frances Wilson Huard
  15. A brand- new world here, all ready to receive the refugees from dying Earth. – Where There's Hope by Jerome Bixby
  16. He was certain that he should be protected and rewarded by the party to which he owed his appointment, and was delighted to have it in his power to publish, with perfect security and with a semblance of official authority, bitter reflections on King and ministry, Dutch favourites, French refugees and Irish Papists. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  17. Relief trains had gone out on all the railroads; a few of them were now returning, packed with frightened, hungry refugees – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  18. I heard afterwards that when the refugees arrived on board, and told the woeful tale of what had followed on the capture of Fort William, Mr. Drake and those with him bitterly repented of their cowardice and desertion. – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward
  19. It was suspected, and with good reason, that many refugees from justice passed through Miss Lois Ann's front door and escaped by other exits. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  20. No one dreamt that in less than three weeks' time the town would be packed with refugees and that to get either a bed or a meal would be for many of them almost impossible. – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar