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taken aback

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  1. speechless, astonished

    when sb. says sth. outrageous, the other person may be taken aback.

    “go away, you bastard!" she screamed. leo, visibly taken aback, slunk away.

    Submitted by wyss_marc on September 19, 2019  

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  1. Dazarrea Ervins:

    I was just taken aback, i was like,' Oh my gosh. Are you kidding me ?'.

  2. Yvette Cormier:

    This is all new to me. I didn't go out to specifically bash a transgender person that day. I was taken aback by the situation, this is about me and how I felt unsafe. I should feel safe in there.

  3. 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.

  4. China Wong:

    We were taken aback by the response to the image below of our Governor with Ivanka Trump who received services from our salon. We also recognize impact matters more than intent. While we are not a partisan organization we do see it as part of our mission to welcome people to Des Moines and serve everyone. We share images of our clients, some that are recognizable public figures, to showcase our work.

  5. Paris Tzertis:

    (Electroniki) had accumulated losses and had made serious efforts with its creditors (to be restructured), we all knew it had serious problems but we were taken aback by its bankruptcy.


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