Example sentences for: aback

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


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