Example sentences for: about-face

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

  • The USAT and LAT leads cover Iraq's about-face on inspections: Having previously promised access to its palaces, Iraq now says access will be denied to U.N. inspection teams, and will be offered only to "experts and diplomats."

  • If an about-face on the question of a ground war becomes necessary, the phrase "no intention" will be only one of Clinton's escape clauses.

  • Then they do a bizarre about-face and deliver a paean to the bliss of domesticity.

  • Still, Caterpillar's about-face was not sharp enough for the UAW rank and file, which focused not on the 110 who would be coming back to work but on the 50 who would not.

  • Such objections first arose in 1994, when the Clinton administration made a sudden about-face, declaring it would "delink" Chinese trade policy from human rights.


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