tem·​po·​rar·​i·​ly ˌtem-pə-ˈrer-ə-lē How to pronounce temporarily (audio)
: during a limited time

Examples of temporarily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the furnishings on her floor date back to the 1960s, including ashtrays in toilet stalls, and the building has an asbestos problem, the remediation of which forced her staff to decamp temporarily. David Blood, CNN, 15 Sep. 2023 Lujan Grisham temporarily suspended open and concealed carry laws in Bernalillo County, where Albuquerque is located, for at least 30 days in a public health order announced Friday. Emma Colton, Fox News, 14 Sep. 2023 Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson John Plock said that when someone is refused at the jail for medical reasons, the officer who brought the person to jail can release them by issuing a citation, taking the person to a hospital under supervision or temporarily holding the person. Austindedios, oregonlive, 14 Sep. 2023 The Vanderpump Rules star, 36, took to her Instagram Story to share a behind-the-scenes look at her relaxing Tuesday night at home — which included watching the MTV VMAs and temporarily dyeing her hair red. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 14 Sep. 2023 Perfect scorers also added new credit obligations—such as new cards and loans—frequently, even though these typically require hard credit inquiries that could temporarily ding your credit. Michelle Lambright Black, wsj.com, 14 Sep. 2023 If an app was infringing copyrights but had managed to attract millions of users, the industry often turned a blind eye, at least temporarily. Les Borsai, Spin, 14 Sep. 2023 TikTok videos about the Hollywood writers strike were temporarily blocked as the platform attempted to moderate QAnon conspiracy theories. Mia Sato, The Verge, 11 Sep. 2023 Either position can result in temporarily low blood pressure.6 What To Know About Resistance Bands Resistance bands come in different lengths and levels of resistance. Mallory Creveling, Health, 3 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of temporarily was in 1534

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“Temporarily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temporarily. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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