To take sanctuary

  • sandpiperlily

    Senior Member
    I would use from.

    If you say before, it means that you took sanctuary before the strong wind arrived. Perhaps you knew there was going to be strong wind, so you sought out shelter ahead of time.

    Against sounds a little odd to me, but I'm not sure it's really wrong.
     

    Hermione Golightly

    Senior Member
    British English
    I would not use "sanctuary" because it is a very strong word in my book. I'd be seeking shelter from a strong wind. But it is sanctuary from as well.
    :)
    Hermione
     
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