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Synonyms for harbor

something that physically protects, especially from danger

to give refuge to

to hold and turn over in the mind

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a place of refuge and comfort and security

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maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)

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keep in one's possession

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hold back a thought or feeling about

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References in classic literature ?
That he had not rested earlier was due to the fact that he had felt no fatigue, his mind being occupied by thoughts of sorrow and revenge; but now he realized that he was tired, and so he sought a jungle giant that had harbored him upon more than a single other jungle night.
But a single banth waited impatiently beneath the tree which harbored Tara of Helium.
As I craned my neck to catch a glimpse of the thing that had aroused the fury of the beast before me, it sprang through the arched gateway and was at my side--with parted lips and heaving bosom and disheveled hair--a bronzed and lovely vision to eyes that had never harbored hope of rescue.
When this bar is gradually increased by storms, tides, or currents, or there is a subsidence of the waters, so that it reaches to the surface, that which was at first but an inclination in the shore in which a thought was harbored becomes an individual lake, cut off from the ocean, wherein the thought secures its own conditions -- changes, perhaps, from salt to fresh, becomes a sweet sea, dead sea, or a marsh.
Years back he had harbored a hope that some day he, too, would be clothed in hair as were all his brothers and sisters; but of late he had been forced to abandon the delectable dream.
Its pivotal question is this: what event, irreducible to any name, is harbored by the name of God?