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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In the morning, a group of protesters temporarily blocked access to vehicles trying to enter ICE offices. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Officials in Michigan respond to immigration crisis, go to Texas to see migrant centers," 13 July 2019 But the myriad safety concerns remain vexing for city officials since the City Council in June 2018 temporarily lifted a ban on motorized scooters, some of which can drive up to 20 mph. Hayat Norimine, Dallas News, "Dallas could add more limits on scooter rides to address safety risks," 13 July 2019 Residents, who had to stay temporarily in motel rooms or apartments nearby while the work was underway, will move back this summer. oregonlive.com, "One of Oregon’s biggest stocks of affordable housing -- the mobile home -- is in peril, despite state interventions," 13 July 2019 The following month, Patridge was temporarily granted full custody of their daughter. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Audrina Patridge Tearfully Opens Up About the Struggles of Being a 'Single Mom' amid Divorce," 12 July 2019 Available treatments can only improve quality of life and temporarily slow a person's decline. NBC News, "Is targeting brain inflammation the key to beating Alzheimer's disease?," 12 July 2019 Some have taken to social media to criticize the store, resulting in the comments on its Yelp page being temporarily disabled. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Viral video sparks outrage in New Orleans over arrest of black brass band musician," 12 July 2019 Two members of Bachelet's staff have been temporarily deployed to Venezuela to monitor human rights issues at Bachelet's request. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, "Maduro criticizes UN human rights report in scathing letter," 12 July 2019 Meanwhile, Apple also had to temporarily disable its own Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch due to a flaw that could allow eavesdropping on an iPhone. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Why Facebook’s Card Shark Poker Bot Won’t Ruin the Game—Data Sheet," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of temporarily

1534, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for temporarily

temporary entry 1 + -ly entry 2

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