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How to use taken aback in a sentence

A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
Within the past thirty years civilization has rapidly taken possession of this lovely region.
AMONG THE SIOUXR. J. CRESWELL
What course was taken to supply that assembly when any noble family became extinct?
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The pig family did not know when Squinty would be taken away from them, and all they could do was to wait.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
On this account, great care should be taken to provide well-drained positions.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
I admitted every one of these possibilities but said, every time, that taken together, they destroyed one another.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
If it be taken from others 'tis like plums stuck upon blackthorns; there they are for a while, but they come to nothing.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
The next moment a pistol was fired at their head, and a deep groan shewed it had taken too true an aim.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
No young Cave Swallows were taken and gonads of adults were in various stages of reproductive activity.
SUMMER BIRDS FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULAERWIN E. KLAAS
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WORDS RELATED TO TAKEN ABACK

  • aghast
  • amazed
  • astonished
  • astounded
  • bewildered
  • blown away
  • bowled over
  • breathless
  • confounded
  • confused
  • dismayed
  • dumbfounded
  • flabbergasted
  • floored
  • frozen
  • numb
  • overcome
  • overwhelmed
  • shocked
  • speechless
  • startled
  • stumped
  • stupefied
  • surprised
  • taken aback
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