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adjective as in for a short time

adverb as in for a limited time only

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Because now that the next wave of closures is here — and after months and months of heartbreaking closures, both permanent and temporary — it’s time to be more strategic, and less reliant on our “defaults” when it comes to showing financial support.

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These temporary facilities helped to both normalize markets and produce record levels of liquidity.

Neither woman thinks their incendiary chemistry would last through a Real Relationship, but the more they build their fake one, the more their temporary arrangement seems destined for permanence.

Others try more temporary measures to distance themselves from the company, such as disabling their accounts instead of deleting them, leaving the door open to come back.

Instead, he got the job through an “oficina,” the word Spanish-speaking immigrants use to describe the dozens of temporary staffing agencies that employ hundreds of thousands of workers in Illinois.

Human trials of the Ebola vaccine have been temporarily shut down due to adverse side effects.

At the time that sounded like a great idea, but I was also about to start chemo and so that idea was temporarily put on hold.

Pressing the dodge button at the right time causes her to temporarily burst into an invincible flock of crows.

A nearby family, also survivors of Ebola, has temporarily taken him in.

Ex-Im funding will now be temporarily extended, and then the GOP will figure out a way to reauthorize it for another few years.

The unhappy applicant was naturally obliged to temporarily retire from the game, at all events for that night.

She became my sweetheart, temporarily; but a born butterfly, she soon fluttered away, leaving me disconsolate—for a time!

I remember now that we took a clerk temporarily into the office in the latter part of last year.

They therefore petitioned General McArthur to relieve them temporarily from duty to recuperate their strength.

Late in the evening the two boys happened to be alone in the nursery, the nurse being temporarily absent from it.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to temporarily, such as: for a time, pro tem, and pro tempore.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.