Example sentences for: aback

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

  • He even winces in pain a couple of times, and in the climax lets out a grunt that takes the Bond girl (the dire Denise Richards) aback.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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