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  1. aback

    backwards, rearwards, aft, abaft, astern, behind, back

    onwards, forwards, ahead, before, afront, beyond, afore

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abackadverb

    having the wind against the forward side of the sails

    "the ship came up into the wind with all yards aback"

  2. abackadverb

    by surprise

    "taken aback by the caustic remarks"

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abackadjective

    backwards, rearwards, regressively

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  1. Bo Dietl:

    Michael Cohen was very taken aback that no one was communicating with Michael Cohen, you're so close to somebody and all of a sudden they stop talking to you, you wonder what's happened.

  2. Anna Hofstetter:

    They sat at a little table right by the door, and they said that they got married here at the Hotel Nashville seven years ago, their check came out to $32.40. And when I picked up the receipt, I was a little taken aback.

  3. Emmy Ruiz:

    I remember the first meeting I ever walked into, i was surprised. I was taken aback. It was the most diverse room I've ever walked into in politics, and I've been a proud member of many diverse teams in politics.

  4. Attorney Casey Yontz:

    I was immediately taken aback and told him he needed to seek legal recourse immediately, keith sat on the email way too long.

  5. Donny Phonea:

    Im a little taken aback, i moved here because safety was a factor. Poway is very safe.

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