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Sentence count:91+14 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2016-11-11Updated:2016-12-13
Antonym: aheadforwardSimilar words: backback outback ofback upback onback downcall backcut backMeaning: [ə'bæk] adv. 1. having the wind against the forward side of the sails 2. by surprise. 
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1. I was taken aback by the news of his death.
2. I was a little taken aback at the directness of the question.
3. The little girl screamed and it took us aback.
4. She was taken aback by her son's strong opposition to her remarriage.
5. He was somewhat taken aback by the news that the police intended to arrest him.
6. Roland was taken aback by our strength of feeling.
7. Cross was a little taken aback by her abrupt manner.
8. She was completely taken aback by his anger.
9. For a moment, I was completely taken aback by her request.
10. The manager was taken aback by his directness.
11. Jenny was taken aback by some of the portraits.
12. I was taken aback by his rudeness.
13. We were all taken aback by the news of the Chairman's resignation.
14. I was rather taken aback by her honesty.
15. The news really took us aback.
16. The reply took him so much aback that for a moment he was lost for words.
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17. They laid the sails aback so as to stay on course in the storm wind.
18. The news took me aback.
19. Saying that Joan was taken aback is to put it mildly. She was completely flabbergasted.
20. I was taken aback by what I saw.
21. Emma was somewhat taken aback by his directness.
22. He seemed even more taken aback than I was, and this heartened me.
23. Your request took me aback.
24. He was taken aback by the new demands of the job.
25. Though she did seem taken aback, come to think of it.
26. The young major was momentarily taken aback by the sheer opulence of the room.
27. He appeared taken aback.
28. He was momentarily a bit taken aback.
29. Jonadab was taken aback, not being a man given to overt affection.
30. Mr Bush-ensconced on his Texas ranch more than a thousand miles away-appeared taken aback and ill-prepared.
More similar words: backback outback ofback upback onback downcall backcut backback awayhold backpay backset backlook backgo back toturn backstand backbackyarddraw backfeedbackgive backkeep backgo back onbring backfall back ondouble backdate back toback and forthbackgroundquarterbackabate
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