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 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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