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TEMPORARY. That which is to last for a limited time; as, a temporary statute, or one which is limited in its operation for a particular period of time after its enactment the opposite of perpetual.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Given these facts, the world's oldest still-unsettled group of long-term refugees are Palestinians, living in a prolonged state of temporariness. It is the greatest global shame that humanity has ever witnessed, a situation by far the most protracted and largest of all refugees dilemmas in world history.
We expect them to be acknowledged, just as we expect that all of you, people of influence, resolve and knowledge will help our nation to overcome that feature of temporariness, the footprint of not being persistent in either financial reforms or in our presence on the world political scene.
Inthe interview Eva is asked about the temporariness of art, the fact thatmany of her fragile materials will likely decompose with age.
But for many, the fiction of temporariness no longer holds.
For a short while after the war Israel's formal name for these were "the held territories" also a name that has a strong sense of temporariness. The settlers sometime use the term "the liberated territories" but more often the geographical term "Judea and Samaria" thus harkening back to the biblical era.
That kind of temporary nature of their existence reminded me of the temporariness of all our existence.
For refugees and forced migrants, the multiple urges for safety, for meaningful lives and livelihoods, and for belonging are not well served by the "permanence of temporariness," as these protracted liminal states have been called.
Migrant urbanites were forced to reside singly in barracks-style hostels or as lodgers, subject to a 'policy of temporariness' (Gelderblom and Kok 1994: 90) and rendered 'surplus' and returned to the reserves as soon as their employment ended (Platzky and Walker 1985: 163).
Terrorism has chosen temporariness as its new home and even its temporary home is occupied by persons who have developed a habit of leaving or running to it and leaving more and more homes.
Besides contributing to the instability of affected migrants' legal status, the veil of temporariness that shrouds the current immigration program has paved the way for the erosion of rights of many international migrants in Canada.

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