Example sentences for: aback

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

  • So I went into a shop selling ladies' lingerie and asked for Damenhosen . The girl behind the counter seemed slightly taken aback, and when she came and dangled some lacy panties before my eyes, I was taken aback too.

  • The first, Nautical Prepositions, includes aback, abeam, about, abox, a-cockbill, adrift, and other words that are adverbs, not prepositions, along with ahoy and a few others beginning with a -: evidently the author believes that many nautical words beginning with a- are prepositions, which is simply not the case.

  • We were quite taken aback when various members of this other family brought gifts and graduation cards for our daughter ...

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

  • When asked if the guy was guilty, Morris seemed taken aback by the question.


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