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

Definition of temporarily

: during a limited time

Examples of temporarily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet the Trump administration introduced new restrictions on visas that allow immigrants to temporarily work in the United States. Matt Egan, CNN, "Trump's latest moves aren't exactly a winning economic -- or reelection -- strategy," 24 June 2020 The positive tests led to the Suns temporarily shutting down voluntary workouts at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, The Republic learned. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic among NBA players to test positive for COVID-19," 24 June 2020 Some states, including Massachusetts, temporarily lifted their bans on plastic bags to stop customers from carrying in reusable bags from home that could transfer the virus to employees. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Germany bans plastic straws, food containers, and other single-use products," 24 June 2020 Seattle riot squads unleashed tear gas, pepper spray and flash-bangs on large crowds of mostly peaceful protesters, drawing condemnation from many city leaders and a federal court order temporarily banning the use of the weapons on demonstrators. CBS News, "Seattle moving to dismantle protest zone after weekend shootings, mayor says," 23 June 2020 Fieri may have been temporarily grounded by the pandemic, but his taste for going all-out didn’t change. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Guy Fieri on Why Restaurant Workers Need Our Support," 23 June 2020 The positive tests led to Suns temporarily shutting down voluntary workouts at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, sources say. Duane Rankin, azcentral, "Two Phoenix Suns players test positive for COVID-19, sources say," 23 June 2020 The focus also shifted temporarily from whether flailing conference commissioner Larry Scott would be retained when his contract expires in 2022. John Canzano, oregonlive, "Canzano: Time for the Pac-12 Conference to step out from behind the pandemic," 23 June 2020 On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to temporarily halt visas for foreign workers through the end of the year. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, "Who will be hardest hit by Trump’s suspension of foreign worker visas?," 23 June 2020

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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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The first known use of temporarily was in 1534

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27 Jun 2020

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“Temporarily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temporarily. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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