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General Crossword Questions for “aback”

  • One is surprised when taken thus
  • A person is surprised if you take him this
  • A footballer can be taken thus
  • A rugby player thus taken by surprise
  • You'll surprise someone by taking him this


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  • He declares he was so taken aback that for quite an appreciable time he did not realise the thing was alive, and sat still wondering for what purpose and by what means that object had been transported in front of his desk. — “Lord Jim” by Joseph Conrad
  • When he was ware of this, Aback he start, and thought it was amiss; For well he wist a woman hath no beard. — “Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • I might have known that he would never help me out; but it took me aback to have to shape the question afresh, as if it were quite new. "Is it likely," I said, after hesitating, "that my patron, the fountain-head you have spoken of, Mr. Jaggers, will soon–" there I delicately stopped. — “Great expectations” by Charles Dickens
  • The sight of him–so respectable and established and secure, the embodiment of law and government and all the conventions–took me aback and made me feel an interloper. — “The Thirty-Nine Steps” by John Buchan
  • His lordship, after a moment's hesitation, advanced in surprise and mistrust–a mistrust shared by Miss Bishop, who, like his lordship and all else aboard, though in a different way, had been taken aback by Blood's sudden submission to the demand to lie to. — “Captain Blood” by Rafael Sabatini
  • I was so taken aback by being personally appealed to, that I could only bow apologetically, and say I feared I was not competent to offer an opinion. — “The Diary of a Nobody” by George Grossmith


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