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I have fond memories of our sojourn to the south of France.
  a temporary visit to a place
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sojourn sojourner sojourning sojourns sojourned
Sojourn can be used as a noun describing a visit or as a verb to describe the act of visiting. More rarely, it is used metaphorically to describe any temporary situation — as in "Her sojourn into politics."

It might help you to remember the meaning of sojourn if you think of "journ" as journey.
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  • I have fond memories of our sojourn to the south of France.
  • I sojourned there for two years.
  • Our days are fuller than ever, our sojourn in England already a dream.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • Nevertheless, there must be a beginning to any tale; and the story of my sojourn amongst the wolves begins properly in Granny’s bathroom.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • ) I was beginning to see what was in store for me during my mortal sojourn.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • As the conversation buzzed about in the balmy evening I began to understand that Mr. and Mrs. Field were joining Leslie’s parents for a long weekend sojourn at the Lapidus summer home on the Jersey shore.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It had grown as well during my sojourn at the Castle, and floated in clouds and tangles about my shoulders, drifting into my eyes whenever the wind was behind us, as it was now.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • She had loved to warble on about what she called her "sojourn" in New Mexico—wide horizons, empty skies, spiritual clarity.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • My sojourn in the corner was a short one.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • McCandless assured both Westerberg and Borah that when his northern sojourn was over, he would return to South Dakota, at least for the fall.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • He then, of his own accord, spoke of going home, a subject he has never mentioned to my knowledge during his sojourn here.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Oliver had been sojourning at the undertaker’s some three weeks or a month.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • During your sojourn in the United States, did you ever come across the deceased?
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Two men were promenading up and down the wharves, among the crowd of natives and strangers who were sojourning at this once straggling village—now, thanks to the enterprise of M. Lesseps, a fast-growing town.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Dick’s eyes and sullen expression and Perry’s strange, prolonged sojourn in the lavatory disturbed him.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • The covers are weather-worn and tinged with an algal green—for once they sojourned in a ditch and some of the pages have been washed blank by dirty water.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Seven years, then, my sojourn lasted there, and I amassed a fortune, going about among the openhanded Egyptians.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Nevertheless, in this mansion of gloom I now proposed to myself a sojourn of some weeks.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The original iron entered nigh the tail, and, like a restless needle sojourning in the body of a man, travelled full forty feet, and at last was found imbedded in the hump.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • But there was no getting at the place of sojourn of the future abbe; the defiles of the chamber of Aramis were as well guarded as the gardens of Armida.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He had calculated that his earnings, during his sojourn in the galleys, ought to amount to a hundred and seventy-one francs.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Your mamma had commenced a letter to you while I was sojourning in her neighbourhood.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • He was a widower when he came, and a widower he remained, despite the fact that gossip regularly married him to this, that, or the other one, every year of his sojourn.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • It is as if heaven had an especial band of angels, whose office it was to sojourn for a season here, and endear to them the wayward human heart, that they might bear it upward with them in their homeward flight.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Robert related incidents of his sojourn in Mexico, and Edna talked of events likely to interest him, which had occurred during his absence.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • As quickly as he could, Eragon summarized what had taken place since he and Saphira set forth with Brom, including their sojourn to Ellesmera and his own transformation during the Agaeti Blodhren.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "There is much fruitful soil uncultivated here," he said; "and, I may add, without the sinful leaven of self-commendation, that, since my short sojourn in these heathenish abodes, much good seed has been scattered by the wayside."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • There is no need to despair; hundreds of these adult converts have been reclaimed after a I brief sojourn in the Enemy’s camp and are now with us.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • I gave him an outline of the history of the wreck, and of our sojourn upon these shores, and spoke to him, too, of Miss Montrose, and of the providential way in which we had been the means of rescuing her from her lonely position.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The necessity to counteract by impermanent sojourn the permanence of arrest.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • To cap matters, Montague had still not recovered from his sojourn in the toilet; he remained confused and disorientated and his parents were to be observed one Tuesday morning striding up the front drive, looking extremely angry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • When he picked his net and held them pinched at the gills he felt in their silence how desperate their sojourn was, and he was moved in the manner a fisherman is moved, quietly, without words.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The princes, France and Burgundy, Great rivals in our youngest daughter’s love, Long in our court have made their amorous sojourn, And here are to be answer’d.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Franz added that his companion, deeply grieved at having been prevented the honor of being presented to the countess during her sojourn in Paris, was most anxious to make up for it, and had requested him (Franz) to remedy the past misfortune by conducting him to her box, and concluded by asking pardon for his presumption in having taken it upon himself to do so.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Wretch whom no sojourner, no citizen May harbor or address, whom all are bound To harry from their homes.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • In its small way, it is the middle passage, that watery sojourn that, one way and another, took the lives of millions, as Morrison says in the novel’s epigraph.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The sight of so many good-humoured faces (especially the blacks), the taste of the tropical fruits, and above all the lights that began to shine in the town made a most charming contrast to our dark and bloody sojourn on the island; and the doctor and the squire, taking me along with them, went ashore to pass the early part of the night.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • And there they sojourned ten days in their tents; and the Red Knight made his lords and servants to do all the pleasure that they might unto Sir Beaumains.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • In this by-place of nature 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 Sleepy Hollow
  • But his sojourn in what he called ’the land of bears, ice, and rocks’ brought on an attack of pneumonia and he died in the winter of 1650.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • In this manner began the longer part of my sojourn upon this Island of Doctor Moreau.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Within three days he left the monastery in accordance with the words of his elder, who had bidden him "sojourn in the world."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • His sojourn in Winesburg was not a success.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • Shall I ever recall that street of Canterbury on a market-day, without recalling him, as he walked back with us; expressing, in the hardy roving manner he assumed, the unsettled habits of a temporary sojourner in the land; and looking at the bullocks, as they came by, with the eye of an Australian farmer!
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I am merely a sojourner here in Vanity Fair, being bound to the Celestial City by the new railroad.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • It was impossible, at least for me, to know the story of Deo’s lost year, of his long escape and his sojourn in crack houses and Central Park, and not imagine lingering costs.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Back when he was a bachelor, he’d stayed in the basement of Partners In Health headquarters during his sojourns in Boston.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Perhaps on his rare sojourns into civilization, Smith had passed the Howard Automobile Company dealerships springing up.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • But this giving way to sudden anger is foolish, and proves how little you have sojourned with the red man.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
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