Definitions of sojourner

  1. a temporary resident
  2. One who sojourns.
  3. One who sojourns or dwells in a place for a time; a temporary resident.

Usage examples for sojourner

  1. " These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them; that every one that killeth any person unawares may flee thither.... – The Emancipation of Massachusetts by Brooks Adams
  2. While these two acts were in force, and supported by public opinion, the traveler and sojourner was safe with his slaves in those States, and the same in the other free States. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  3. 3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  4. And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant: But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubilee: And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  5. It is only in close relations with Italian literature that Italy can be adequately enjoyed and that the sojourner may enter into sympathetic associations with contemporary Italian life. – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting
  6. And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  7. He did not know that it was entirely by chance that MacNair had found him, an unwelcome sojourner at Fort Rae. – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  8. We did not think there were so many boys, proportionately, or boys let loose, in Madrid as in the other towns we had seen, and we remarked to that sort of foreign sojourner who is so often met in strange cities that the children seemed like little men and women. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  9. The " symphony in yellow and red," which " H. H." calls this wonderland, grows upon the sojourner in some mysterious way, till by the time he has seen the waxing and waning of one moon he is an enthusiast. – A Bird-Lover in the West by Olive Thorne Miller Harriet Mann Miller
  10. Perhaps Annie felt that it was useless to try to enlighten her in regard to the fatigues from which the summer sojourner in the country escapes so eagerly; the cares of giving and going to lunches and dinners; the labour of afternoon teas; the late hours and the heavy suppers of evening receptions; the drain of charity- doing and play- going; the slavery of amateur art study, and parlour readings, and musicales; the writing of invitations and acceptances and refusals; the trying on of dresses; the calls made and received. – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  11. 5; and it presses home upon the sluggish conscience the duty of kindness to the down- trodden and destitute, with a sweet and irresistible reasonableness-" Love the sojourner for ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt," x. – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  12. The greater number of the princely families whose names are familiar to every sojourner in Rome date their connection with the city from the fifteenth century and onwards, when the popes ceased to be chosen from among the Romans, and a new aristocracy grew up, the creation of successive pontiffs, who, themselves reigning but not hereditary sovereigns, wished to raise their relatives to a rank second only to their own. – Rome by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson
  13. In 1612 Mountjoy, according to another witness, had a lodger- a " sojourner in his house; this may mean that Shakespeare was still in possession of his rooms in the house on Silver Street. – An Introduction to Shakespeare by H. N. MacCracken F. E. Pierce W. H. Durham
  14. Mr. Tooting had likewise been a sojourner in the domain of the Duke of Putnam. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  15. I stay in my tent under this terebinth tree; for I am here as a stranger and a sojourner – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  16. Thus Achilles, in Homer, complains of Agamemnon's treating him like an unhonoured stranger; for a stranger or sojourner is one who does not partake of the honours of the state: and whenever the right to the freedom of the city is kept obscure, it is for the sake of the inhabitants. – Politics A Treatise on Government by Aristotle
  17. Thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bond- servant, but as a hired servant and as a sojourner he shall be with thee. – Is Slavery Sanctioned by the Bible? by Isaac Allen
  18. Asaph Tidditt was a regular sojourner at the store. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  19. After all, he had been but a sojourner in the other world, and this was his homeland. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde