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noun [countable] journey pronunciation in American English /ˈdʒɜrni/
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  1. 1
    an occasion when you travel from one place to another, especially when there is a long distance between the places
    We had a long journey ahead of us.
    Our parents wished us a safe journey as we drove away.
    journey to/from/through etc.: It’s a seven-hour journey to Boston from here.
    make a journey: He makes the journey to Moscow three times a year.
    train/car/bus etc. journey: They now faced a twelve-hour train journey.
    outward/return journey (=the journey away from/back to your home): an accident during the return journey
    start/set out on/set off on a journey: They set off on the long journey home.
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    literary a process of changing and developing over a period of time
    a spiritual journey
    our journey through life


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