verb (used without object)
- sojourner truth,
Origin of sojourn
Examples from the Web for sojourn
It is doubtless this sojourn that accounts for her ability to sing in French.
Thus the pope, who has insisted that his sojourn in the Holy Land is “purely a religious” visit, will confront a delicate dilemma.
That final jibe is a reference to Bennett's wife's success as a pastry chef during the couple's sojourn in New York a decade ago.
After just a year in India, her sojourn seems to have paid off handsomely.
The sojourn in Tel Aviv allowed Ajrami to understand Israel—something that he retained after he returned to Gaza.
His sojourn, however, with the distinguished party was to last only for a week, and then he would really go to work.Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite|Anthony Trollope
Our first acquaintance with any literature kindred to our special work took place toward the close of our sojourn in Paris.
The first two years of our sojourn here, the locusts devastated the land.The Cape and the Kaffirs|Harriet Ward
For a character it had been contracting during its sojourn in the body, a character of its own.The Life of the Waiting Soul|R. E. Sanderson
As many as forty thousand persons are said to have resorted to the services during Cavalier's sojourn at Calvisson.The Huguenots in France|Samuel Smiles.
Word Origin for sojourn
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.)).