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:

  • The newly svelte lady surely had in mind an about-face, not a pirouette, and was lithely (as she might say) unaware that her expanded metaphor had canceled the sense of her loss (a moroxish pun?)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Now, given that the Times ran hard and often with the congressional report and the line it took, does this piece represent some sort of about-face?

  • 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."


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