• WordNet 3.6
    • v sojourn spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily
    • n sojourn a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sojourn A temporary residence, as that of a traveler in a foreign land. "Though long detained
      In that obscure sojourn ."
    • v. i Sojourn To dwell for a time; to dwell or live in a place as a temporary resident or as a stranger, not considering the place as a permanent habitation; to delay; to tarry. "Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there.""Home he goeth, he might not longer sojourn .""The soldiers first assembled at Newcastle, and there sojourned three days."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sojourn To dwell for a time; dwell or live in a place as a temporary resident, or as a stranger, not considering the place as a permanent habitation.
    • sojourn Synonyms Abide, Sojourn, Continue, etc. see abide.
    • n sojourn A temporary stay or residence, as that of a traveler.
    • n sojourn A place of temporary stay or abode.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Sojourn sō′jurn to stay for a day: to dwell for a time
    • n Sojourn a temporary residence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. sojornen, sojournen, OF. sojorner, sejorner, F. séjourner, fr. L. sub, under, about + diurnus, belonging to the day. See Journal Diurnal


In literature:

This time it was at Gerar, between the sanctuary of Kadesh-barnea and Shur the "wall" of Egypt that he sojourned.
"Patriarchal Palestine" by Archibald Henry Sayce
Many simple sojourners in the Quarter tried to imply the Latin Quarter when they said the Quarter.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
The transient character of the dauphin's sojourn in his cousin's domains soon changed.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
Steeped in joys I seemed to men; for little did I see before me: our worldly sojourn has the Lord created in delights abounding.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
He has the air of a sojourner.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
This sojourner in the desert had been in the woods for months together.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
After a sojourn of a day or two in Philadelphia, Samuel and his companions left for New Bedford.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Ten years did Sir John sojourn, by the king's order, in this unquiet and troublesome appendage to the English crown.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
The result of my sojourn amongst these strange people is embodied in my work 'The Ape-Men of Shoa.
"The Green Eyes of Bâst" by Sax Rohmer
By a sojourn thither, one earneth much virtue and becometh adored in the regions of the virtuous.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"

In poetry:

He enter'd at the gate straightway
Some needful rest to take;
And with them many a cheerful day
Did friendly sojourn make.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Crosses and changes are their lot,
Long as they sojourn here;
But since their Saviour changes not,
What have the saints to fear?
"The Believer's Safety" by John Newton
Slow the Poet raised his eyes,
Sad were they as winter skies,
"Once, I sojourned there," he said;
Then, no more--but with bent head
Whispered low, "Ask not of me
That lost road to Arcady!"
"To Arcady" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
The pilgrim sojourning alone, unbefriended,
Hopes, joyful, to--morrow his wanderings shall cease;
That at home, and with care sympathetic attended,
He shall rest unmolested, and slumber in peace.
"To-Morrow - Written During Sickness." by Susanna Blamire
O Lord our God, we are sojourners here for a day,
Strangers and sojourners, as all our fathers were:
Our years on the earth are a shadow that fadeth away;
Grant us light for our labour, and a time for prayer.
"The Building Of The Temple" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Also to me. Go, my good Daya, go,
See what she's after. Can't I speak with her?
Then I'll find out our untamed guardian angel,
Bring him to sojourn here awhile among us -
We'll pinion his wild wing, when once he's taken.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Stakes Producer Soviet Sojourn Euthanized.
A few hints for Sanford on his sojourn .
TASTY TIDBITS 06-21-2009 Nivins doing the NBA tryout sojourn Sad tale of Hoboken's Canary.
My Sojourn in the USA.
Nashville, TN – A new game may help blocked writers find a new path on their sojourn in search of creativity.
Jim Wallis of Sojourners is the chief icon for the Evangelical Left.
Pastor Kamal Hassan (left) of Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church and Pastor J Alfred Smith Jr of Allen Temple Baptist Church.
A fight that was apparently sparked by a post on the mobile photo-sharing program "Instagram" spiraled Tuesday into a melee between the families of two high school girls attending Sojourner Truth Academy, an Uptown charter school.
Join Margaret Prescod on Wednesday May 2nd from 7-8AM for a special edition of Sojourner Truth when Margaret welcomes Producer, Musician and long-time Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson for the full hour.
They presented Sojourner house manager Audrey Walker with comforters, undergarments, cash and a gas card.
They even printed T-shirts that read "Save Sojourner 's 10" and brought in the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana to advocate for them, worried the suspensions could jeopardize scholarships.
People & Ideas: Sojourner Truth.
Volunteer Opportunities at The Sojourner Truth House.
Sojourner Truth Academy, a small charter high school along Napoleon Avenue in Uptown, will close its doors after this academic year, admitting defeat in a losing struggle to raise test scores above state standards.
People & Ideas: Sojourner Truth .

In science:

Note that continuous-time Markov chains admit an alternative description of their evolution in terms of sojourn times and the distribution of transitions at a jump.
Random Walks in Random Environments
Xt : t ≥ 0) preserves the proportion of sojourn time λi given by (1).
Exploring Urban Environments By Random Walks
Berman, M.S. (1992) Sojourns and extremes of stochastic processes.
Conditional Limits of W_p scale Mixture Distributions
Berman, M.S. (1992) Sojourns and Extremes of Stochastic Processes.
On the residual dependence index of elliptical distributions
Berman, M.S. (1992) Sojourns and Extremes of Stochastic Processes.
Distribution and asymptotics under beta random scaling