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Even people who trusted vaccinations before might be taken aback by a rapid development timeline that has led them to doubt its safety.
TO OVERCOME VACCINE SKEPTICISM, FOLLOW THE BRITISH MUSLIM MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS’ APPROACHANNALISA MERELLIDECEMBER 10, 2020QUARTZ
He looked a little taken aback, then thanked me for his birthday wishes and walked away.
HINTS FROM HELOISE: SAVING FACE IN CASES OF MISTAKEN IDENTITYHELOISE HELOISEDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Some men might be taken aback to learn that a woman they just met a few days ago is in love with them.
‘THE BACHELORETTE’ IMPLODES AS THE STAR LEAVES THE SHOW: A GUIDE TO A CHAOTIC EPISODEEMILY YAHR, LISA BONOSNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I was taken aback, as I still am every time I see one of these birds, by how enormous it was.
THE QUEST TO SNARE—AND SAVE—THE WORLD’S LARGEST OWLJONATHAN SLAGHTAUGUST 28, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
Antonio says NBA players are often taken aback when they visit the Philippines and people on the street want to discuss game details with them.
THIS HOOPS HOTBED IS SET TO TAKE OFFPALLABI MUNSIAUGUST 20, 2020OZY
The landlord, who seemed to be thoroughly taken aback, unlocked the door with a trembling hand, and the missionary passed out.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
Ethel was slightly taken aback, but only said, "Papa would be very angry if he knew it."
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
"On my word, here's a pretty knave," said the baron, taken aback by the coolness of the speaker.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
I was taken aback that this apparently powerful personage should be seeking aid of me, a prisoner.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
Father Francis was taken aback a little by this sudden burst of affection.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS

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