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:

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • The front pages at USAT , the WP , and the NYT report that the Clinton administration announced Monday that it will not do an about-face on a nine-year-old policy against funding needle-exchange programs for drug users, even while acknowledging that such programs reduce the spread of AIDS without encouraging drug abuse.

  • 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.


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