Definition of 'aback'
Example sentences containing 'aback'
Everyone had to get used to it very quickly and it took some people aback.The Sun (2011) 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) The Sun (2012) The Sun (2014) The Sun (2008)
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) 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)
When I tap her on the shoulder she looks taken aback but quickly makes a joke about being a million miles away.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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) The Sun (2015) The Sun (2015)
Church going I'm taken aback.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Definition of aback from the Collins English Dictionary