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Definition of "sojourn" [so•journ]

  • To reside temporarily. See Synonyms at stay1. (verb-intransitive)
  • A temporary stay; a brief period of residence. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sojourn" in a sentence
  • "Nine years after my Elgin sojourn, I am standing in the balcony of the City Center near Times Square watching what I thought to be a group of aliens emanating from another dimension."
  • "Drill baby Drill was being chanted today after taking a brief sojourn from the campaign trail and I noticed this weekend that gas prices have dropped over a dollar nation wide."
  • "Though Mr. Venkatesh did draw on his experiences in his dissertation, and in several much-discussed academic papers, the final result of his sojourn is Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets (Penguin Press, 320 pages, $25.95)."