Definition of For the time being

1. Adverb. Temporarily. "We'll stop for the time being"

Exact synonyms: For The Moment

Definition of For the time being

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) temporarily; until later ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of For The Time Being

for the hell of it
for the last time
for the life of one
for the lose
for the loss
for the love of
for the love of Christ
for the love of Mike
for the moment
for the most part
for the nonce
for the present
for the record
for the sake of
for the time being (current term)
for the win
for to
for toffee
for what it's worth
forage cap
forage fish

Literary usage of For the time being

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"The plea then stated, that since the acceptance of the charter of James I. the mayor and aldermen for the time being, or the major part of them, ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... and unlimited issue of its own bonds. the charter of their incorporation by the (lovera or of the State for the time being, or by hie proxy or by ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery During by Edward Burtenshaw Sugden, Thomas Jones, Ireland High Court of Chancery, Edmond Digges La Touche (1848)
"And it was agreed, that the ~ * senior Master, for the time being, of the Court of Queen's "• Bench, at Westminster, should, as soon as conveniently might ..."

4. The Anglican Episcopate and the American Colonies by Arthur Lyon Cross (1902)
"APPENDIX A. Master of the Rolls of our Chancery for the time being, and Robert Eyre, Knight, our Chief Justice of Common Pleas, and to our Chief Justice of ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1842)
"... shall at all times be a suffi. cient discharge and sufficient discharges to the said trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will, ..."

6. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"... the duty of the Governor, for the time being, to make similar adjustment of representation, and to declare the same by Proclamation, as aforesaid. SEC. ..."

7. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1894)
"... the said City for the time being is hereby impowered to take & administer accordingly And that the Maior Recorder & Aldermen of the sd City for the time ..."

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