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: a temporary stay
a sojourn in the country
sojourned; sojourning; sojourns
Noun The visit with my father was preceded by a sojourn with my sister, Joy—an artistic type and sometime vegan who plays the part of patient vegetarian whenever her unrepentantly carnivorous brother drops in—and her husband, who were kind enough to pick me up at Heathrow. —John Haney, Gourmet, January 2003 On a recent sojourn in Sicily, I frequently found myself remembering that page in the children's encyclopedia, because it seemed to me that what I was seeing was as close as I will ever come to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. —Francine Prose, Atlantic, December 2002 My mother is Venezuelan, and every year during my childhood we spent a two-month sojourn with her family there. —Alexandra Starr, New Republic, 20 May 2002 Our family enjoyed a two-week sojourn in the mountains. spent a relaxing sojourn in her friend's summer home Verb 'Am I hideous, Jane?' 'Very, sir: you always were, you know.' 'Humph! The wickedness has not been taken out of you, wherever you have sojourned.' —Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, 1847 … there abode, in a remote period of American history, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight of the name of Ichabod Crane, who sojourned, or, as he expressed it, "tarried," in Sleepy Hollow, for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity. —Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleep Hollow, 1820 began their retirement by leisurely sojourning with friends and relatives scattered across the country See More
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NounLula’s visit also comes a week after Bolsonaro, who has yet to formally accept his defeat in last year’s election and is in the middle of an extended sojourn in Florida, spoke at an event hosted at a hotel owned by former president Donald Trump. —Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2023 After a sojourn in the jungle, Simba returns to fight his uncle, Scar, to become the lion king. —Michael Paulson, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2022 Travelers will also have a new reason for an extended sojourn in Akureyri, sometimes referred to as the capital of North Iceland, when Skogarbod (also known as the Forest Baths) opens in February 2022. —Julia Eskins, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Jan. 2022 The biggest decision to make when planning a Greek sojourn is which island (or islands) are on the itinerary. —Alex Schechter, Travel + Leisure, 2 Feb. 2023 On this 16-day sojourn through Thailand and Vietnam, holiday activities dominate the programming. —Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Nov. 2022 This is an existential crisis for Emily Cooper, who, before her French sojourn, was happily shilling tag lines for I.B.S. drugs in Chicago. —Iva Dixit, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2022 Her sojourn across the channel followed an altogether more playful fashion tack in London. —Alice Newbold, Glamour, 8 Dec. 2022 But since that didn’t happen, Coogler’s chance at Academy recognition will have to wait until his Marvel sojourn is over. —Vulture, 11 Nov. 2022
VerbRegardless, Bolsonaro—who has still refused to concede the election—now may be skipping his successor’s inauguration and ditching his wife to sojourn in Florida for up to two months. —Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 28 Dec. 2022 The Red Wings sojourn through the Great White North, this time facing the Oilers. —Andrew Hammond, Detroit Free Press, 16 Mar. 2022 Organizer Bob Hannaford said the swingers sojourn in New Orleans was initially scheduled for the summer but was postponed because of the pandemic. —Matt Sledge, NOLA.com, 13 Nov. 2020 The safest way to sojourn into the haunted, creepy and macabre, especially during a pandemic, is never to leave home. —Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 27 Oct. 2020 For two weeks in August each year, the family would sojourn to the Atlantic Coast for a vacation, first at Ocean City and later at Bethany Beach and elsewhere. —Jacob Wallace, Washington Post, 22 May 2020 To the city folk who sojourn there, West Marin is an agrarian idyll. —Leilani Marie Labong, SFChronicle.com, 21 May 2020 The author Richard Bach and the puppeteer Jim Henson sojourned to meet Ms. Roberts. —Sam Kestenbaum, New York Times, 29 Oct. 2019 After sojourning in season 1-land in the season 8 premiere, Arrow is heading to another familiar location from its past. —Chancellor Agard, EW.com, 21 Oct. 2019 See More
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