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Temporary state   /tˈɛmpərˌɛri steɪt/   Listen
Temporary state

A state that continues for a limited time.

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"Temporary state" Quotes from Famous Books

... as a second sign of the unusualness that marks the whole tragedy. And why move that enormous stone, to finish off the victim, when a mere pebble would have done the work? Why again was the murderer not killed, or at least reduced to a temporary state of helplessness, in the terrible somersault turned by the car? How did he disappear? And why, having disappeared, did he return to the scene of the accident? Why did he throw his fur coat there; then, on another day, his cap; then, on another day, ...
— The Confessions of Arsene Lupin • Maurice Leblanc

Words linked to "Temporary state" :   intoxication, drowsiness, fatigue, soberness, tiredness, weariness, drunkenness, state, sleeplessness, depletion, sobriety, inebriety, frame of mind, tipsiness, emergency, inebriation, somnolence, clutch, sleepiness, insobriety, wakefulness, state of mind

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