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Definition of Temporary


  1. Lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary relief.

Temporary Quotations

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Phil Donahue

No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good.
Josh McDowell

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Lance Armstrong
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Temporary Translations

temporary in Afrikaans is tydelik
temporary in Dutch is tijdelijk
temporary in French is provisoire
temporary in Hungarian is ideiglenes
temporary in Spanish is provisional
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