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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. for a relatively brief period of time
  • adv. not permanently

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a temporary manner; for a time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a temporary manner; for a limited time only; not perpetually or permanently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. for a limited time only; not permanently


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • They have been temporarily-and I stress the word "temporarily"-derailed by an unprecedented Internet uprising. News

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  • Place the specimens with their label temporarily in a plastic bag or gunny sack during collection trip.

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  • The man’s words were still hesitant, Trip thought, but now it seemed a hesitation born not of confusion, but consideration—the difference between a mind searching for a word temporarily misplaced, rather than one whose meaning was lost entirely.

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  • But the CBO scres it like its real but just last week congress waived it again temporarily!

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  • His replacement, at least temporarily, is expected to be Pete Rouse, a senior White House advisor who served as Obama chief of staff when he was a senator.

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  • His successor, at least temporarily, is expected to be Pete Rouse.

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  • You took your time, but you evaded catastrophe in temporarily stabilizing Iraq.

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  • The reason that this guy fought so hard to get this seat, even temporarily, is that once seated, even for a partial term, he is locked for a lifetime of FULL PENSION at, what?

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  • Love it ... so Kennedy wants to change the rules to be sure a fellow Democrat of like minded thinking is put in temporarily to ensure his healthcare vote.

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