tem·​po·​rar·​i·​ly | \ ˌtem-pə-ˈrer-ə-lē How to pronounce temporarily (audio) \

Definition of temporarily

: during a limited time

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After experiencing damage during a winter storm, the trams are temporarily closed but will begin operating again on April 1st. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 Paying homage to Bowie season after season, Michele's message is clear: Channeling the late icon above the neck, whether temporarily or permanently, will never steer you wrong. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "What the Gucci Runway Just Taught Us About Beauty at Milan Fashion Week," 20 Feb. 2019 This drive was temporarily abandoned during World War II, but is being resumed this spring on a larger scale than ever. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019 The 28-inch hard suitcases are both temporarily out of stock online already! Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "PSA: Justina Blakeney Just Dropped The Luggage Collection of Your Dreams at Target," 12 Feb. 2019 The Supreme Court has allowed President Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect temporarily, while lower courts continue to hear cases challenging the order, The New York Times reported today. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Supreme Court Allows Trump's Transgender Military Ban to Go Into Effect Temporarily," 22 Jan. 2019 Repeat throughout the day to relieve pain and temporarily reduce swelling. Leah Prinzivalli, Glamour, "How to Get Rid of a Pimple Fast: 12 Dos & Don'ts of Fighting Acne," 17 Jan. 2019 The once happy family breaks up, at least temporarily. Outlander Fan, Marie Claire, "5 Biggest Takeaways From 'Outlander' Season 4 Episode 10," 7 Jan. 2019 So, here’s part two of masturbation’s stress-relieving powers: Having an orgasm releases endorphins that can help quell stress, at least temporarily, Dr. Trubow tells SELF. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "14 Benefits of Female Masturbation and Why Every Woman Should Do It," 31 Dec. 2018

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1534, in the meaning defined above

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to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

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