Examples of aback in a Sentence
completely taken aback by the neighbors' announcement that they were moving
Recent Examples of aback from the Web
Taken aback by what just happened, Meghan immediately put her hand on her fellow royal's shoulder, presumably asking what happened.
Taken aback by Rubio's criticism, Chambless and a second supervisor, Dana Southerland of Taylor County, separately tried to speak to Rubio personally about his criticism.
One said lawmakers in the room were taken aback by Trump’s remarks.
But he was taken aback when members of the intelligence community reached out to the company.
Some people might've been taken aback, to say the least, at the man's nearly complete nudity outside on a public street in the middle of the day.
One of the images shows Trump saluting a North Korean general, with Kim in the background looking somewhat taken aback.
Willie Taggart’s high-octane personality along with a talented coaching staff helped Oregon rebound in 2017, but Taggart’s sudden departure to Florida State after one season left many in the program taken aback.
The San Francisco Chronicle and other media outlets identified him as Benje Choucroun, 13, of Marin County, Calif. Sanders, a mother of three young children, looked momentarily taken aback at his question, but answered swiftly.
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: by surprise
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