tem·po·rar·i·ly | \ˌtem-pə-ˈrer-ə-lē \

Definition of temporarily 

: during a limited time

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And although Toy City will be open temporarily, Party City plans to have locations rolled out all throughout the holiday season. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "Party City Is Cashing in on Toys R Us' Demise With Pop-Up Toy Stores," 26 June 2018 But as those fixes were underway, acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney announced Tuesday that Jayson Dunn, who oversees technology for the city, will take over the job temporarily. Kate Murphy, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati's 911 boss out; communications center moves from police to civilian control," 5 June 2018 Those injuries temporarily took the sting out of the game after an enthralling start, with Liverpool on top. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Real Madrid defeat Liverpool to win third straight Champions League," 26 May 2018 The Lions had temporarily taken the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Huntingtown softball shuts out Reservoir in 3A state semifinals," 24 May 2018 The acting director will temporarily take over responsibilities from Marcie Edwards, the interim executive director, who leaves her post Tuesday (May 22). Beau Evans, NOLA.com, "S&WB committee recommends 2 candidates for acting executive director," 21 May 2018 With his shot temporarily on holiday, Curry took it upon himself to attack. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Curry’s big night was one for the books," 20 May 2018 The takin will be taken off-view temporarily, Nahabedian said. BostonGlobe.com, "Workers hurt as 800-pound animal busts out of enclosure in Rhode Island zoo," 15 May 2018 Under red flag laws, guns are taken from a person temporarily; how long the guns are withheld varies from state to state. Michael Livingston, latimes.com, "More states approving 'red flag' laws to keep guns away from people perceived as threats," 14 May 2018

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1534, in the meaning defined above

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