Example sentences for: aback

How can you use “aback” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Taken aback by Qaddafi's absence, Mubarak stated that he was on a "brotherly"--meaning unofficial--visit to Libya, the paper said.

  • Clearly the scene is scripted, but Aimee does a good job acting taken aback.

  • Even people who follow the literature on Hitler may be taken aback at the mass of absurdity patiently evaluated here.

  • I could not see why, born enfranchised, without the obstacles and constraints attendant on women, they set such close limits for themselves and why, once the limits had been reached, they seemed so taken aback.

  • Upon arrival from Europe, now more than two decades ago, I was taken aback by the level of violence in the American media.


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