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Ford seemed taken aback by all the praise. Times, Sunday Times (2016)MPs on the business select committee who were having their first opportunity to question the business secretary were taken aback at the news. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I was very taken aback. The Sun (2016)And on top of that, like an unexpected extra, there is a beauty which can take you aback. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I was taken aback and thought,'What is this? Times, Sunday Times (2016)From the first five minutes, I was taken aback by how good the pacing felt. The Sun (2017)Everyone had to get used to it very quickly and it took some people aback. The Sun (2011)The British appeared taken aback at the ferocity of the attacks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But she was so taken aback, she did as she was told. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But it didn't take long for us to once again be taken aback by the patriarch. Christianity Today (2000)I was taken aback by how motherly she was and her genuine concern. The Sun (2012)I was a bit taken aback at how easy it was. The Sun (2014)He was visibly taken aback by the idea of having to go and do this, but he was willing to give it a go. POSITIVELY FEARLESS: Breaking free of the fears that hold you back (2001)Villa, having perhaps been slightly the better team, were taken aback at conceding. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The jockey was taken aback to be handed a bus ticket by hospital staff, but a car was dispatched to return him to the racecourse. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If you're confrontational and you cut to the chase, some people are taken aback by it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I was quite taken aback. The Sun (2009)At first I was taken aback. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Mr An is one of many people taken aback in recent years by a change in the atmosphere of intellectual life in Indonesia. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I think the figure we paid for him takes people aback - we've done really well. The Sun (2015)I was really taken aback, but couldn't help but be intrigued as it was an interesting concept. The Sun (2015)Church going I'm taken aback. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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