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    if only for the time being

    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask about the meaning of the expression "if only for the time being" in the following sentence.

    "But if you do plan to stay with me", Brace continued, "you will still disembark at World's Edge, if only for the time being. My baby needs her rest and a good dinner, and she's got a few little sores that want cleaning."

    Does the phrase "if only for the time being" mean "you will have to disembark for, at least, some time."


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    Re: if only for the time being

    "for the time being" >> time being = now, for the present, until things change.

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    Re: if only for the time being

    if only for the time being - for an indefinite time of short duration

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    Re: if only for the time being

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "for the time being" >> time being = now, for the present, until things change.
    Thank you very much, Anglika.

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    Re: if only for the time being

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    if only for the time being - for an indefinite time of short duration

    ~R
    Thank you very much, RonBee.

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