Definition Temporary

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temporary: not permanent, provisional, for a short time
on a temporary basis in a non-permanent manner

temporarily: provisionally, for a short time, momentarily
My cousin will be staying with us temporarily while she looks for an apartment.


  • "Mick : Yes sir, it's just a temporary setback."
  • "Subject: Temporary Lab Assistant"
  • "This is why I'm temporarily reassigning you to work as his lab assistant until the audit is over."
  • "Bruno : It's only temporary, I assure you."
  • "Kevin : Jean, I'm asking you to help me get home after a surgical procedure which will leave me temporarily blind."
  • "Subject: Temporary absence"
  • "As the computers were down last week, Kevin and I temporarily employed Icarus as an interoffice delivery boy."
  • "If you'll just let me explain the reason for our slower growth this quarter, I'm sure you'll see that it's just temporary."
  • "Brian : It's a temporary downturn in economic activity, usually indicated by two consecutive quarters of a falling GDP."

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