Sojourn

Definition of Sojourn

So´journ
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Sojourned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sojourning.]
Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there.
- Gen. xii. 30.
Home he goeth, he might not longer sojourn.
- Chaucer.
The soldiers first assembled at Newcastle, and there sojourned three days.
- Hayward.
n.1.A temporary residence, as that of a traveler in a foreign land.
Though long detained
In that obscure sojourn.
- Milton.

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abide, holiday, lay over, layover, linger, rest, sojournment, stay, stay over, stayover, stop, stop over, stop-off, stopover, tarriance, tarry, vacation, visit
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