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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The Senate Judiciary Committee focused Tuesday on extreme-risk protection orders, also known as red-flag laws, aimed at allowing courts to temporarily take guns from people deemed dangerous. Kristina Peterson, WSJ, "Senate Panel Considers ‘Red Flag’ Gun Laws in Aftermath of Mass Shootings," 26 Mar. 2019 As Joy Behar, who has temporarily taken over for Whoopi as the show's head moderator, has repeatedly said at the beginning of each episode, Whoopi has been recovering from pneumonia for weeks. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Why 'The View' Fans Think "Something Serious" With Whoopi Goldberg's Illness Is Going On," 4 Mar. 2019 The popular crime drama has been on hiatus since January 15, and the network is not receiving positive responses for the series that has temporarily taken its place. Megan Stein, Country Living, "CBS Sparks Outrage Among 'NCIS' Fans After Temporarily Replacing the Show," 23 Jan. 2019 After walking down the aisle, temporarily taking on baby bangs, and reviving a '90s-inspired trend, Gigi Hadid embraced another a new identity: rock star. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Wore an ’80s-Inspired Beauty Routine for the December “W” Cover," 4 Dec. 2018 The question now is why would Trump tap him to take over temporarily for Sessions. Alex Ward, Vox, "Matthew Whitaker said the Mueller probe could become a “witch hunt.” He’s now in charge of it.," 8 Nov. 2018 The ruling temporarily blocked drilling on roughly 300,000 acres of land in Wyoming. Maia Wikler, Teen Vogue, "Activists Protest Bureau of Land Management Leasing That Allow Oil and Gas Drilling on Public Lands," 15 Apr. 2019 Liza Minnelli, star of Cabaret and the bigger celebrity, temporarily replaced Verdon, turning Chicago into a hit. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Complete Timeline of the Real Relationship Between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon," 9 Apr. 2019 In response, a CenturyLink spokesperson acknowledged that the law provides several options for compliance but defended the ISP's decision to temporarily block Internet access. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "CenturyLink blocked its customers’ Internet access in order to show an ad," 17 Dec. 2018

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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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