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so·journ

 (sō′jûrn′, sō-jûrn′)
intr.v. so·journed, so·journ·ing, so·journs
To reside temporarily: "His family had sojourned in New Jersey for one year only, and had then gone back to Michigan" (Jane Smiley).
n.
A temporary stay; a brief period of residence.

[Middle English sojournen, from Old French sojorner, from Vulgar Latin *subdiurnāre : Latin sub-, sub- + Late Latin diurnum, day (from Latin, daily ration, from neuter of diurnus, daily, from diēs, day; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots).]

so′journ′er n.

sojourn

(ˈsɒdʒɜːn; ˈsʌdʒ-)
n
a temporary stay
vb
(intr) to stay or reside temporarily
[C13: from Old French sojorner, from Vulgar Latin subdiurnāre (unattested) to spend a day, from Latin sub- during + Late Latin diurnum day]
ˈsojourner n

so•journ

(n. ˈsoʊ dʒɜrn; v. also soʊˈdʒɜrn)

n.
1. a temporary stay: a week's sojourn in Paris.
v.i.
2. to stay temporarily: We sojourned at the beach for a month.
[1200–50; < Old French sojorner to rest, stay < Vulgar Latin *subdiurnāre= Latin sub- sub- + -diurnāre, v. derivative of diurnus of a day; compare journey]
so′journ•er, n.

sojourn


Past participle: sojourned
Gerund: sojourning

Imperative
sojourn
sojourn
Present
I sojourn
you sojourn
he/she/it sojourns
we sojourn
you sojourn
they sojourn
Preterite
I sojourned
you sojourned
he/she/it sojourned
we sojourned
you sojourned
they sojourned
Present Continuous
I am sojourning
you are sojourning
he/she/it is sojourning
we are sojourning
you are sojourning
they are sojourning
Present Perfect
I have sojourned
you have sojourned
he/she/it has sojourned
we have sojourned
you have sojourned
they have sojourned
Past Continuous
I was sojourning
you were sojourning
he/she/it was sojourning
we were sojourning
you were sojourning
they were sojourning
Past Perfect
I had sojourned
you had sojourned
he/she/it had sojourned
we had sojourned
you had sojourned
they had sojourned
Future
I will sojourn
you will sojourn
he/she/it will sojourn
we will sojourn
you will sojourn
they will sojourn
Future Perfect
I will have sojourned
you will have sojourned
he/she/it will have sojourned
we will have sojourned
you will have sojourned
they will have sojourned
Future Continuous
I will be sojourning
you will be sojourning
he/she/it will be sojourning
we will be sojourning
you will be sojourning
they will be sojourning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sojourning
you have been sojourning
he/she/it has been sojourning
we have been sojourning
you have been sojourning
they have been sojourning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sojourning
you will have been sojourning
he/she/it will have been sojourning
we will have been sojourning
you will have been sojourning
they will have been sojourning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sojourning
you had been sojourning
he/she/it had been sojourning
we had been sojourning
you had been sojourning
they had been sojourning
Conditional
I would sojourn
you would sojourn
he/she/it would sojourn
we would sojourn
you would sojourn
they would sojourn
Past Conditional
I would have sojourned
you would have sojourned
he/she/it would have sojourned
we would have sojourned
you would have sojourned
they would have sojourned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sojourn - a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)sojourn - a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
stay - continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"
Verb1.sojourn - spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily
spend, pass - pass time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?"

sojourn

(Literary)
noun stay, visit, stop, rest, stopover my first sojourn in Lhasa

sojourn

verb
To remain as a guest or lodger:
noun
A remaining in a place as a guest or lodger:
Translations

sojourn

[ˈsɒdʒɜːn]
A. Npermanencia f, estancia f
B. VIpermanecer, residir, morar; (for short time) → pasar una temporada

sojourn

[ˈsɒdʒɜːrn] nséjour m

sojourn

n (liter)Aufenthalt m; (= place)Aufenthaltsort m
vi(ver)weilen (liter) (→ in in +dat)

sojourn

[ˈsɒdʒɜːn] (liter)
1. nsoggiorno
2. visoggiornare
References in classic literature ?
Now it is not residence which constitutes a man a citizen; for in this sojourners and slaves are upon an equality with him; nor will it be sufficient for this purpose, that you have the privilege of the laws, and may plead or be impleaded, for this all those of different nations, between whom there is a mutual agreement for that purpose, are allowed; although it very often happens, that sojourners have not a perfect right therein without the protection of a patron, to whom they are obliged to apply, which shows that their share in the community is incomplete.
One avenue of hope was thus closed upon the anxious sojourners at the Caldron Linn; their main expectation of relief was now from the two parties under Reed and M'Lellan, which had proceeded down the river; for, as to Mr.
O, my dear brethren and fellow- sojourners in Vanity Fair, which among you does not know and suffer under such benevolent despots?
But with living on there, day after day, the acute sojourner became conscious of a new aspect in the spectacle.
Yet, never so much as during that brief night walk through the silent streets, did he realize how absolutely unfitted he was to be even a temporary sojourner in this vast city.
He, indeed, not only adhered to his native customs in attire and living, but usually drove his plough among the stumps in the same manner as he had before done on the plains of Norfolk, until dear-bought experience taught him the useful lesson that a sagacious people knew what was suited to their circumstances better than a casual observer, or a sojourner who was, perhaps, too much prejudiced to compare and, peradventure, too conceited to learn.
"Physic may do for such as relish it; to my taste and judgment it is neither palatable nor healthy; but morals never did harm to any living mortal, be it that he was a sojourner in the forest, or a dweller in the midst of glazed windows and smoking chimneys.
Wretch whom no sojourner, no citizen May harbor or address, whom all are bound To harry from their homes.
Therefore again I charge thee as before, See that the maidens are restored at once, Unless thou would'st continue here by force And not by choice a sojourner; so much I tell thee home and what I say, I mean.
He slew Othryoneus from Cabesus, a sojourner, who had but lately come to take part in the war.
I am merely a sojourner here in Vanity Fair, being bound to the Celestial City by the new railroad."
At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again.