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Sentences with the noun about-face

8 examples:

The about-face came Monday with the release of Playboy's March-April issue.
(Los Angeles Times - Tennis, )

After fighting not to release details on male and female pay rages, Amazon has done an about-face.
(USA Today - Tech, )

The search giant pulls an about-face and the wireless carrier puts on a dog-and-pony show for April Fools' Day.
(CNET News, )

A season that started with promise and the marquee signing of a Lou Marsh Trophy nominee has seen an about-face.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

The host addresses an about-face on Thursday night in assessing the veracity of the N.Y. Times' bombshell story.
(The Hollywood Reporter - TV, )

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he wants to see a unified process on how to recognise indigenous Australians in the constitution, denying an about-face.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

A late-term decision from the Obama administration to sideline some Colorado oil and gas reserves drew fire from industry circles anticipating an about-face.
(UPI - Business News, )

Pope Francis did an about-face last month and denounced the widespread cover-up of sexual abuse by priests in Chile, prompting all 34 of the country’s bishops to offer their resignations.
(Los Angeles Times - World News, )

Other sentences

77 examples:

The Liberals' about-face is more than symbolic.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

Scott Garrett's about-face on the bank's value doesn't fool anyone.
(John Brinkley, Contributor in Forbes - Business, )

An about-face apparently from TBE on his previous decision that he would.
(USA Today - Sports, )

His "about-face" on ZTE is just one more card in a complicated game of trade poker.
(Salvatore Babones, Contributor in Forbes - Technology, )

A vote-counting error and has the pageant officials making an embarrassing about-face.
(USA Today - National, )

In an about-face, Uber shows it's #TimesUp for forced arbitration that kept claims out of court.
(CNET News - Politics and Law, )

North Korea did an about-face Sunday and issued a surprise proposal to the United States, its No. 1 enemy.
(USA Today - World, )

The federal government has refused to put a figure on how much its about-face on car industry support will cost.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

A judicial about-face conceded that conditions inside B.C. city's homeless camp are deplorable — and dangerous.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

Barack Obama's about-face on Syria is one of the most extraordinary political climb-downs in recent American history.
(Forbes - Business, )

New Zealand prosecutors have done an about-face and dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

The Marine Corps top brass, in an about-face, will let troops return to a long and proud tradition of baring their arms.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

German Chancellor Angela Merkel did an about-face, freeing members of her party to vote their "conscience" on the issue.
(Special for USA TODAY in USA Today - World, )

The stark about-face in priorities comes at a time when North Korea might be preparing to conduct its sixth nuclear test.
(Los Angeles Times - World News, )

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were, more often than not, business as usual, a surprising about-face from the Golden Globes.
(USA TODAY in USA Today - Entertainment, )

New Zealand prosecutors have done an about-face, on Friday dropping a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

For the second time in just over a week, Facebook has done an about-face on a feature that has bothered some users for a while.
(CNN - Technology, )

Manitoba Justice has done an about-face and will now pay for an aboriginal woman's funeral following a CBC I-Team investigation.
(Katie Nicholson in CBC News - Canada, )

Based on the about-face the Minnesota Vikings pulled off on Wednesday, they should run a reverse on the first play of their game.
(UPI - News, )

The South by Southwest tech festival is doing an about-face after canceling two panel discussions about harassment and online gaming.
(NBC News Entertainment, )

The Kings extracted voodoo here with some top-line punch, coupled with friendly bounces in an about-face from past debacles in this building.
(Los Angeles Times - Religion, )

The Egyptian natural gas sector is on track for an about-face, though complex dynamics could keep pressure on the industry, Wood Mackenzie found.
(UPI - Energy Resources, )

New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face on Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

In a seeming about-face from his G20 comments, Treasurer Joe Hockey says it's OK to shield the identities of large companies accused of tax-dodging.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Besides, it is an about-face from the SEC’s longstanding practice of settling civil litigation without requiring the defendant to admit wrongdoing.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Google’s owner accused European Union regulators of making an unexplained about-face in their decision to file antitrust charges against the search giant.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

The decision to extradite Mr. Guzmán was an about-face for the Mexican government, which once claimed that he would serve his long sentence in Mexico first.
(The New York Times - World News, )

About-face comes with the announcement of a device that consolidates up to eight remote controls and turns iOS and Android smartphones into universal remotes.
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

The decision to join the bank is an about-face for the nation, which had earlier agreed with the Obama administration’s requests to stay aloof from the bank.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Ted Cruz says he's voting for Donald Trump for president — a shocking about-face after he rocked the Republican convention by dramatically refusing to do so.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

General Mills on Saturday night announced in a stunning about-face that it was withdrawing its controversial plans to make consumers give up their right to sue.
(CNBC, )

In an about-face from a year earlier, OPEC says there is room in the oil market for U.S. shale producers, the Canadian oilsands and other higher-cost production.
(Tracy Johnson in CBC News - Business, )

As President Donald Trump ponders a final decision on the Paris climate deal, a U.S. about-face on climate change could damage business leadership in innovation.
(Don Pittis in CBC News - Business, )

The School Nutrition Association has done an about-face as it lobbies Congress to allow schools to opt out of the very nutrition rules it helped to create in 2012.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

In a stunning about-face, Taishan Gypsum will pay $2.6 million in damages to seven Virginia families hurt by its drywall, after having fought any payout since 2010.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Britain performed an about-face Friday, granting a six-month visa to dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and apologizing for rejecting his application a day earlier.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

An about-face from Man U to Man City or from Michigan to Michigan State risks lofty disdain, ostracism from family and friends, to say nothing of a punch to the nose.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

The potential sale of Google’s satellite-imagery unit, Terra Bella, would be a rapid about-face for the company, which has recently shed some of its bolder ventures.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

The Obama administration executed a significant about-face in its education policy Saturday, calling for a cap on the amount of time students spend taking standardized tests.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Uber’s about-face in China came after big investors stepped up the pressure on Chief Executive Travis Kalanick to cut mounting losses in its battle with rival Didi Chuxing.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

The members of About-Face, an organization promoting positive body image, wanted to send the message that women don't need to look like ultra-thin models in order to be attractive.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

The Canadian government has done an about-face and agreed to waive thousands of dollars in fees for a family that was deported to Libya where the father was imprisoned and tortured.
(CBC News - Canada, )

The federal government has done an about-face, with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt saying he's open to a roundtable into Canada's missing and murdered aboriginal women.
(Kristen Everson in CBC News - Politics, )

Solar-energy company SunEdison Inc. plans to file for bankruptcy protection in coming weeks, a dramatic about-face for a company whose market value stood at nearly $10 billion in July.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

In a surprising about-face, researchers have determined that a protocol providing physical therapy to ICU patients with acute respiratory failure did not shorten hospital length of stay.
(Science Daily - News, )

Taylor Swift said she would put her latest hit album "1989" on Apple Music, days after Apple Inc did an about-face, agreeing to pay artists during a free trial of its new streaming music service.
(Reuters US - People, )

After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo Co. is doing an about-face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game company DeNA Co. to develop games for mobile devices.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face on Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there was not enough evidence to proceed.
(The Vancouver Sun - Celebrity, )

Winnipeg Conservative MP Shelly Glover's about-face on what she paid two staffers during the 2011 federal election campaign mystifies a former Liberal campaign worker and infuriates another local MP.
(CBC News - Politics, )

Online lender Social Finance said CEO Mike Cagney would immediately step down and give up his seat on the company’s board, an about-face as the company deals with accusations of improper workplace culture.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Germany's parliament has voted to legalise same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel did an about-face that freed members of her conservative party to vote their "conscience" rather than follow party lines.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ditched a deal with the United Nations to resettle thousands of African asylum seekers, in a swift about-face that shows the pressure he faces from his right-wing coalition partners.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Stephen Hawking now says light and information may be able to escape from black holes, doing an about-face on the objects that helped cement his reputation as the world’s preeminent scientist, New Scientist reports.
(Fox News - SciTech, )

Google’s owner accused European Union regulators of making an unexplained about-face in their decision to file antitrust charges against the search giant, and warned that there was “no basis” for imposing fines.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

The letter could signal a rift in the First Nation community in northwest B.C., as a pair of Lax Kw’alaams hereditary chiefs on Friday called the about-face a betrayal and said they will continue to fight the project.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

The drug company CEO and former hedge fund manager who previously defended a 5,000 per cent price hike for an anti-parasitic drug did an about-face after a public outcry Tuesday, telling ABC News he would lower the price.
(CBC News in CBC News - World, )

In a stunning about-face, Environment Minister Mary Polak has rescinded the environmental assessment exemption for prospective sweet natural gas processing plants and all-season ski resorts only a day after it was announced.
(CBC News in CBC News - Business, )

In a sudden about-face, the Harper government said Tuesday it’s thinking about giving Canadians the option of hiking their contributions to the Canada Pension Plan, a measure that would help them boost their retirement savings.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

In an abrupt about-face, the Tribeca Film Festival has pulled a controversial anti-vaccination documentary a day after festival co-founder Robert De Niro publicly defended the decision to show Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe.
(Reuters in CBC News - Health, )

Conservative House Republicans forced an abrupt about-face from party leaders Wednesday as a rule to debate a resolution disapproving the Iran nuclear deal was scrapped in favor of an approach involving votes on three related measures.
(Fox News - Politics, )

National Defence has done an about-face and revoked an offer that would have allowed a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder, who spoke publicly last fall about his attempted suicide, the right to an extended release from the military.
(The Canadian Press in CBC News - Politics, )

The Israeli Prime Minister's Office did an about-face in its public relations campaign against Hamas, after setting off a social media storm by tweeting the image of U.S. journalist James Foley taken from the video documenting his execution.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced a one-time increase of 15,000 additional visas for low-wage, seasonal workers for the remainder of this fiscal year, a seeming about-face from President Trump's "Hire American" rhetoric.
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

The Pentagon will allow some 120 officers forced into retirement to leave with full benefits, an about-face from a previous policy that would have seen them retire at their highest enlisted rank if they spent fewer than eight years as an officer.
(Fox News - Politics, )

Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Tom Lawson has done an abrupt about-face and is admitting that advanced precision-guided munitions were indeed used in Syria by Canada’s allies, despite claims to the contrary made by Defence Minister Jason Kenney.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

A Louisiana National Guardsman killed in a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery after all, following a fierce campaign by his family and supporters that prompted an about-face from the Pentagon Friday.
(Fox News - Politics, )

President Trump’s selection Monday of a cerebral, widely respected military strategist as his new national security advisor signaled an abrupt about-face from the chaotic tenure of Michael Flynn, forced out last week just shy of a month on the job.
(Los Angeles Times - Money & Company, )

In an apparent about-face, the State Department announced Wednesday it would be broadening its internal investigation into the deliberate editing of a press briefing video after Secretary of State John Kerry publicly demanded an explanation for the edit.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Israel shelved plans to potentially build tens of thousands of settler homes on West Bank land claimed by the Palestinians, in a rare about-face on the issue that was sparked by the Israeli government's concerns it could hurt its diplomatic efforts on Iran.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

After taking a major hit on social media for offering musicians free food instead of a paycheck, McDonald’s has turned about-face on its policy toward the bands that play its showcase stage at this year’s South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas.
(Randy Lewis in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Mike Coffman no longer will press Congress to vote on a bill to help young immigrants who are at risk for deportation -- an about-face that critics said confirms their suspicions that the Aurora Republican launched the short-lived effort simply for political gain.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

Los Angeles Police Department video from officer body cameras, drones and patrol cars would be released under a new proposal made public Friday — one that, if approved, would be a striking about-face for an agency that currently does not release such recordings.
(Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez made an about-face Thursday, saying she now is "convinced" prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death was not a suicide just days after she suggested the man who accused her of protecting Iranians charged in Argentina's worst terrorist attack had killed himself.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

President Trump made an about-face in his approach to the Middle East by launching a fiery salvo of cruise missiles early Friday, and with it came relief to American allies — and many of the president’s critics at home — but its impact in Syria will ultimately depend on what Trump does next.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Apple’s abrupt about-face on paying royalties for songs during a three-month free-trial period for its new music service was a symbolic victory for superstar Taylor Swift and other artists, and a shrewd business move by Apple, at a time when the streaming phenomenon is causing major changes in the music industry.
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )

But the Russian president appeared to make an uncharacteristic about-face Wednesday, calling for an end to political violence in eastern Ukraine that western governments believe the Kremlin has been orchestrating, and saying he had ordered tens of thousands of Russian troops camped near the Ukrainian border to return to their bases.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

Now that last Saturday's dramatic about-face by the Conservatives on the Syrian refugee uproar has expedited a kind of consensus uniting them with Thomas Mulcair's New Democrats, and even to some extent with Justin Trudeau's Liberals, it will be convenient for the three leading parties to put the bolt-from-the-blue uproar behind them.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

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