The Closing Word: Sojourn

The Closing Word: SojournThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (SO-jern)

a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)

spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily

From “The verb is originally from the Latin prefix sub- “under” plus diurnus “of a day.” You might refer to your vacation as a sojourn, but it might make more sense if you are describing a trip to Provence rather than a trip to Disney World. Or In figurative use, sojourn means to delve—-your math teacher may stop midway through lessons on fractions for a brief sojourn into techniques for slicing pie.”

“A sojourn into the Blue Ridge Mountains prompted the couple to consider purchasing a vacation cabin.”


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