Definition of harbour in English:
- Big conger inhabit a number of environments, including deep water rock marks, harbours, jetties, piers, breakwaters and the odd sandy beach!
- She swallowed and rushed in. ‘I'm here to ask about the berths available on the ships in harbour.’
- During the storms of winter ships in the harbour were drydocked for repairs and refitting.
- Fixed rates have long offered a safe harbour to homeowners who want the security of knowing what their monthly mortgage repayments will be for an extended period.
- The best hope was that it would offer other safe harbors and define proportionality more flexibly.
- The only women they have contact with are non-inmates, and thus these women are in positions of power: they are free to come and go, they have favors to dispense and they can offer safe harbors.
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- I just need to call him up and explain that Nate and I are just best friends, and that the idea that I was secretly harboring feelings for Nate is ridiculous.
- If I am to be completely honest with myself… I have secretly harboured feelings for him since our wee junior years, though not another breathing soul would ever find out.
- She knew her sister had secretly harbored feelings for her best friend and when she had realized it she also realized they looked great together.
- Spirit will spend the next three months searching for evidence of past water in the soil and rocks, which if found may heighten the likelihood that Mars once harboured life.
- The new images showed further details of what scientists believe is the rocky bed of an ancient lake that may have once harboured life.
- In fact, Mars once might have harbored a planet-wide ocean.
- It seems we would rather harbour war criminals than shelter innocent human beings from inhumane regimes.
- You are under arrest for aiding the escape and harboring this vile prisoner!
- Rather, the police should take swift and decisive action against such offenses as harboring criminals, dealing drugs and swindling people.
- Solitary nodules are more common than multinodular goitres clinically, and solitary nodules used to be considered more likely to harbour malignant disease.
- Birds carrying West Nile virus have already been found in this country and tests are under way to find out if mosquitoes which could infect humans are harbouring the disease.
- The individuals quarantined may in each case be perfectly healthy, but the suspicion that they are harbouring disease provokes the application of quarantine procedures.
- I first used them in an essay on Pope John XXIII, who believed the Church was like a ship that belonged at sea - not harboured in safe havens.
- Moments proceeded swiftly through the seas of time; after four passings of the moon a large fleet of ships harbored themselves in the bay.
- harbourless adjective
- Example sentences
- That anchorless, harborless desire seems very American to me.
- The east coast of the South Island is rough and harbourless, except at Banks Peninsula and about Dunedin.
- Sailing, he comes to an island, small and rugged but-green with grass or moss and littered with shells-a relief on this harborless voyage over endless seas.
Old English herebeorg was ‘a shelter, refuge’. It came to be used as a shelter for ships in late Middle English. In Old English haven was the word used for harbour. The sense ‘cherish privately’ arose early and was used of any feelings; it gradually became associated principally with grievance and resentment. A harbinger (Middle English) was originally someone who went ahead to find lodgings for an army.
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