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Uncertainty also makes firms more likely to employ temporary workers rather than take on new permanent staff. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A couple of months ago he came into work and told me he had a temporary job in the warehouse. The Sun (2017)Some of the benefits could be permanent, while others could be on a temporary basis to help your employees settle in to the new location. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the south, where temporary jobs are common, about a fifth are selfemployed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He added:'He gets by doing temporary jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Our heroes are undaunted and move into temporary accommodation at an old folks' home - but all is not as it seems. The Sun (2016)The irony is that this spectacle is a temporary loss of national identity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He told police to make more use of temporary passport seizure powers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This may be good for their pockets on a temporary basis. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Replacing the striking staff with temporary agency workers may seem another solution. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Growing numbers are resorting to temporary jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was often used as a temporary bridge while permanent structures were built underneath or repaired. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The action seemed to afford him a temporary relief. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She has since obtained a temporary licence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The council advised her to move into temporary accommodation the next time her husband became aggressive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Temporary memory loss like this is pretty rare. The Sun (2010)Hundreds of temporary workers are now unemployed. The Sun (2009)But getting older people out of shoddy temporary accommodation is just the beginning. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So the impairment may be only a temporary loss of value. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Within a month he lost his job and his current temporary job is ending in less than a month. The Sun (2012)The company also seeks stability through economic cycles by keeping the temporary and permanent sides of the business in balance. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Hurts and pains are only temporary. Christianity Today (2000)These may include a temporary ban on short-selling. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The pain was temporary, but the cash and lifestyle are permanent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This way, the scene will change on a temporary basis for a couple of months. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At the moment, it has a temporary licence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He withdrew his claim this year after the Government imposed a temporary export ban. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is in temporary charge of Doncaster, but results have not gone his way. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'temporary'
British English: temporary /ˈtɛmpərərɪ; ˈtɛmprərɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is temporary lasts for only a limited time.
His job here is only temporary.
- American English: temporary
- Arabic: مُؤَقَّت
- Brazilian Portuguese: temporário
- Chinese: 临时的
- Croatian: privremen
- Czech: dočasný
- Danish: midlertidig
- Dutch: tijdelijk
- European Spanish: temporal
- Finnish: tilapäinen
- French: temporaire
- German: vorübergehend
- Greek: προσωρινός
- Italian: temporaneo
- Japanese: 一時の
- Korean: 임시의
- Norwegian: midlertidig
- Polish: tymczasowy
- European Portuguese: temporário
- Romanian: temporar
- Russian: временный
- Spanish: temporal
- Swedish: tillfällig
- Thai: ชั่วคราว
- Turkish: geçici
- Ukrainian: тимчасовий
- Vietnamese: tạm thời
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