Sentence Examples


  • Taken aback by his anger, she watched him run a hand through his hair in an unusual sign of agitation.
  • Although taken aback by such intimacy from a stranger, as well as terrified himself, he felt an overwhelming need to comfort her.
  • Frederick appeared to be taken aback both by the story, and the speed at which Sarah relayed it.
  • "Wow," she said, taken aback.  "I've never heard you speak bad about anyone.  You have a thing for her?"
  • He was taken aback momentarily, but he recovered swiftly.

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