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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The temporary tax cut, USAT explains, is an about-face for Prime Minister Hashimoto, who had recently staked his political reputation on reducing his country's budget deficit.

  • Wall Street rejoiced at Brazil's perceived courage--the real decision being an abrupt about-face by Brazil's central bank--and the Dow jumped 219 points.

  • The WP front-pager on this states that for five years, the U.S. Army "brushed aside" these very allegations, and the LAT's front effort calls the military's current stance an "abrupt about-face."


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