- a temporary stay: during his sojourn in Paris.
- to stay for a time in a place; live temporarily: to sojourn on the Riviera for two months.
Origin of sojourn
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Examples from the Web for sojourner
Barbour actively backed six-term incumbent Thad Cochran for re-election and Sojourner ran the campaign of McDaniel.Chris McDaniel’s Campaign Manager Hearts Haley Barbour
July 7, 2014
Be not silent: for I am a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner as all my fathers were.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
St. Thomas Aquinas
Then Blent had been the centre of his life, and in town he was but a stranger and a sojourner.Tristram of Blent
I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
Has it turned aside, like a stranger and a sojourner, to tarry for a night?
I am a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.The Life of David
- a temporary stay
- (intr) to stay or reside temporarily
Word Origin and History for sojourner
"temporary resident," 15c., agent noun from sojourn (v.).
late 13c., "stay temporarily, reside for a time; visit;" also "reside permanently, dwell;" from Old French sojorner "stay or dwell for a time," from Vulgar Latin *subdiurnare "to spend the day" (source also of Italian soggiornare), from Latin sub- "under, until" (see sub-) + diurnare "to last long," from diurnus "of a day," from diurnum "day" (see diurnal). Modern French séjourner formed via vowel dissimilation. Related: Sojourned; sojourning.
mid-13c., "temporary stay, visit," from Anglo-French sojorn, variant of Old French sejorn, from sejorner "stay or dwell for a time" (see sojourn (v.)).