One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1With regard to time.‘habitat quality can vary temporally’‘temporally regulated events’
- ‘The action is unexplainable, because it is unconnected to any logically or temporally prior event.’
- ‘Geographically and temporally, the author covers a lot of ground.’
- ‘For most of those countries, postcolonial and postcommunist periods temporally coincide.’
- ‘The location - the lake - creates a rhythmical continuity throughout the five-minute video, but no temporally naturalistic narrative unfolds.’
- ‘He imagines the past not as something temporally distant, to be recalled, but as something spatially proximate, to be touched.’
2In a way that relates to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs.‘the Pope claimed not only to be our spiritual head, but also temporally to have pre-eminence’
- ‘The unfailing recurrence of His mercies both temporally and spiritually inclines us to take them as a matter of course.’
- ‘Civil causes ought not to appertain to the church; for such things were temporal, and ought to pertain to the temporally, as spiritual things to the spiritually.’
- ‘The temporally engaged Christian must wrestle with a world that ceaselessly denies or misunderstands the role of the divine in history.’
- ‘He is the vicar of the Prophet both spiritually and temporally.’
- ‘The abbey hath belonging to it temporally and spiritually plowlands and granges.’
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