Definition of 'temporal'
Example sentences containing 'temporal'
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I had to have an operation on a fracture of my temporal lobe. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Touching the temporal lobe can give a deep feeling of guilt. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)The rhythms of the text are as much spatial as temporal. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)She might lack temporal power but this gave her access to the emotional power of the innocent in chains. ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)This probably results from the stress hormones released during jet lag that are known to damage the temporal lobe and memory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The temporal lobes are important, but not central. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)Above all, the pope should lead by moral example rather than by the exercise of temporal power. Christianity Today (2000)It is in such details that one's sense of temporal and spatial distance and detachment is overwhelmed. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Further plot devices confirmed that this tactile man did indeed have second sight or, as we doctors say, temporal lobe problems. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What emerges is a compelling and often uplifting study, the spatial and temporal boundaries of which extend far beyond Britain between the wars. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
Trends of 'temporal'
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Translations for 'temporal'
British English: temporal ADJECTIVE
Temporal powers or matters relate to ordinary institutions and activities rather than to religious or spiritual ones.
...their spiritual and temporal leader.
Definition of temporal from the Collins English Dictionary
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