01. I'm working in a [temporary] position as a secretary for the Ministry of Finance.
02. He lost his memory [temporarily] after hitting his head while skating.
03. The ferries were [temporarily] shut down due to high winds this afternoon.
04. We need to hire some [temporary] office help during this busy time.
05. The bike path is closed for a [temporary] period so that repairs can be made to the asphalt.
06. The garage gave me a car to use [temporarily] while mine is being repaired.
07. We are living with my parents [temporarily] while our house is being painted.
08. Vince Gill once observed that success is always [temporary].
09. Gandhi said that he was against violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only [temporary], whereas the evil it does is permanent.
10. The mountains and valleys of our planet are only [temporary] features; they are constantly changing.
11. Talkshow host Phil Donahue once remarked that suicide is a permanent solution to a [temporary] problem.
12. There is a Vietnamese proverb which says that life is a [temporary] stop, but death is the journey home.
13. Among some American Indian tribes, it was customary to give newborn males [temporary] names; these names were changed later as the boys developed character, and showed courage in manhood.
14. Income tax was first introduced in the U.S. during the American Civil War as a [temporary] revenue-raising measure.
15. Tooth pain may go away [temporarily], but the problem will not go away until it is treated.
16. We are currently hiring people for a number of [temporary] positions.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Temporary — Tem po*ra*ry, a. [L. temporarius, fr. tempus, temporis, time: cf. F. temporaire.] Lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary relief. [1913 Webster] Temporary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • temporary — [tem′pə rer΄ē] adj. [L temporarius < tempus, time: see TEMPER] lasting, enjoyed, used, etc. for a time only; not permanent n. an employee hired for temporary service, esp. one hired as an office worker temporarily adv. temporariness n. SYN.… …   English World dictionary

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  • temporary — That which is to last for a limited time only, as distinguished from that which is perpetual, or indefinite, in its duration. Opposite of permanent. Thus, temporary alimony is granted for the support of the wife pending the action for divorce; a… …   Black's law dictionary