Aback sentence example

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  • He was taken aback momentarily, but he recovered swiftly.
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  • Frederick appeared to be taken aback both by the story, and the speed at which Sarah relayed it.
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  • Taken aback by his anger, she watched him run a hand through his hair in an unusual sign of agitation.
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  • This zinger out of the blue took me aback.
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  • You will be taken aback by the many different varieties of birds there are to choose from as a pet.
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  • "Wow," she said, taken aback.  "I've never heard you speak bad about anyone.  You have a thing for her?"
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  • Paul seems to have been taken aback by the news of the Galatians' defection.
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  • You might also be taken aback by the ferocity of someone's reaction.
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  • Although taken aback by such intimacy from a stranger, as well as terrified himself, he felt an overwhelming need to comfort her.
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  • Even the home gardener may be taken aback.
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  • Gabriel was taken aback.
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  • Deidre appeared taken aback.
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  • A use of this was recorded in the London Gazette in 1697: " I braced my main topsails aback.
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  • The cast seemed a little taken aback and surprised by the rousing reception the audience gave them come the curtain calls.
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  • Taken aback by such double effrontery he allowed me to stay.
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  • "Wonderful idea, sir," the blond replied with enough irreverent sarcasm that Brady was taken aback.
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  • I was really taken aback when I discovered a relay problem causing an intermittent fault on receive!
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  • I think I may have been a little too forthright in stating the channel's case and Kate looks slightly taken aback.
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  • A use of this was recorded in the London Gazette in 1697: I braced my main topsails aback.
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  • You doing in this prison room, we are you here, a golden hazel, should he saw no, rather taken aback.
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  • He was so taken aback by the beauty of it all that he cut down a tree, took it home and decorated it with candles.
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  • They typically reason that a toddler is too young to understand what is happening and they may soon feel taken aback at the behavior issues that arise in their child soon after the adoption is finalized.
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  • While many people may compliment a black diamond engagement ring, others may be taken aback by such flouting of tradition.
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