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 However, if no formula is available, then giving a baby who is at least 6 months old whole cow’s milk temporarily is a safer option than diluting formula or making homemade formulas. Julie Washington, cleveland, 19 May 2022 The Twitter deal is temporarily on hold, billionaire Elon Musk posted on Friday. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 13 May 2022 Though Baffert’s customary Barn 33 has been reassigned this spring, and the plaques commemorating his many triumphs temporarily removed, his impact on Derby 148 is undeniable. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 24 Apr. 2022 Season 18 was temporarily after the Top 21 were revealed, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 19 Apr. 2022 When a booster is given, the protein is temporarily there again and then goes away. Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Apr. 2022 Ravnsborg will be temporarily removed from office pending an impeachment trial in the South Dakota state Senate. Ivan Pereira, ABC News, 13 Apr. 2022 That’s because her No. 1 passion is track and field and her reasons for dropping volleyball — at least temporarily — are sound. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Mar. 2022 In 2019, a fire at Tyson’s Holcomb, Kan., beef plant halted about 5% of U.S. beef production and temporarily left some ranchers struggling to sell cattle. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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23 May 2022

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“Temporarily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temporarily. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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