a) for a relatively brief period of time
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  • Temporarily — Tem po*ra*ri*ly, adv. In a temporary manner; for a time. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • temporarily — index pro tempore Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • temporarily — adverb for a limited time only; not permanently (Freq. 5) he will work here temporarily he was brought out of retirement temporarily a power failure temporarily darkened the town • Ant: ↑permanently • Derived from adjective: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • temporarily — adv. Temporarily is used with these adjectives: ↑absent, ↑blind, ↑closed, ↑covered, ↑insane, ↑speechless, ↑stunned, ↑unable, ↑unemployed Temporarily is used with these verbs: ↑abandon, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • temporarily — adverb 1) the girl was temporarily placed with a foster family Syn: for the time being, for the moment, for now, for the present, in the interim, for the nonce, in/for the meantime, in the meanwhile; provisionally, pro tem; informal for the… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • temporarily — adverb 1) they are temporarily abroad Syn: for the time being, for the moment, for now, for the present, provisionally, pro tem 2) he was temporarily blinded by the light Syn: briefly, for a short time, momentarily …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • temporarily — temporary, temporarily Temporary is pronounced tem pǝ rǝ ri, as four syllables, with an additional stress on the ar in AmE. Temporarily has five syllables and until recently was pronounced in BrE with the stress on the first syllable, but the AmE …   Modern English usage

  • temporarily — temporary ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting for only a limited period. ► NOUN (pl. temporaries) ▪ a person employed on a temporary basis. DERIVATIVES temporarily adverb temporariness noun. ORIGIN Latin temporarius, from tempus time …   English terms dictionary

  • temporarily — adverb Date: 1534 during a limited time …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • temporarily — See temporary. * * * …   Universalium

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