- 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 sojourners
Sojourners thought it better to promote the video that way—"in an editorial context."
But President Obama's victory gave Wallis and his organization, Sojourners, new influence.
What charming associations these guests and sojourners have left behind!Italy, the Magic Land
This class of denizens or sojourners was also to be treated with the same kindness as their own blood.Usury
His plain carriage is seen but seldom by sojourners in Berlin.In and Around Berlin
Minerva Brace Norton
For these sojourners, then, the box of bonnets had been intended.The Boy Tar
Such should ever be the attitude of those who are but sojourners and pilgrims.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. Peter
J. Rawson Lumby
- a temporary stay
- (intr) to stay or reside temporarily
Word Origin and History for sojourners
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.)).