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Tom was taken aback.

Tom seemed taken aback.

I was taken aback by the news.

I was taken aback at the shadow.

I was taken aback at the answer.

I was taken aback by his rudeness.

I was taken aback by a thunderclap.

I was quite taken aback at their bad manners.

Walter was taken aback by John's cruel insult.

I was completely taken aback by her reasoning.

When I first met him, I was taken aback by his unexpected question.

When I had just arrived in Switzerland, I was completely taken aback by the prices.

Van Gundy admitted he was taken aback when he saw Stanley Johnson's initial comments.
(USA Today - NBA, )

When Mayim Bialik met with Israel's president, she was "taken aback" by his one request.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

If you spotted David Cameron in your local restaurant, you would no doubt be taken aback.
(Daily Mail - News, )

But even the Red Bull boss has been taken aback by how well his team have started this season.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

As the second series airs on Channel 4, critics and fans are taken aback by the brutal scenes.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

Google says it's “taken aback “ by the government's claim that it doesn't compensate women fairly.
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

Longtime carriers of the law-and-order banner, Republicans have been taken aback by the militaristic show of force.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says she has been taken aback by the strength of the campaign in Wales to leave the EU.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Fans of John Niven (Kill Your Friends, Straight White Male) might be somewhat taken aback by the opening of his latest novel.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

In 1912, when the groundbreaking psychologist took a ship to the U.S., he was taken aback by the way husbands acted around wives.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

A California mother shared video of her son's famous hugging chicken being taken aback by the boy's new haircut while coming in for a squeeze.
(UPI - Odd News, )

After a series win in West Indies, England captain Heather Knight looks ahead to Sri Lanka - but is taken aback to see her picture on the Tube.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Dr James Wolf, who was recently told that he has just four to six months to live, was taken aback when his daughter Rachel, 25, made the request.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Glasgow's Veneer Gallery has been taken aback by the public interest in a new show featuring tongue-in-cheek images mocking the Yes and No teams.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A TransCanada spokesman says the company was taken aback when the Quebec government announced it's planning legal action over the Energy East pipeline.
(The Canadian Press in CBC News - Politics, )

Claire Foy says -- contrary to social-media buzz -- she was not taken aback when Adam Sandler repeatedly touched her knee during a talk-show appearance.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

While she's comfortable sharing the details of her life online, she is taken aback by all the other information being gathered about her on a daily basis.
(Lauren O'Neil in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

The rebels were taken aback on Wednesday when Russia’s first airstrikes in Syria appeared to target areas where the Islamic State has no known presence.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Biologists at Tufts University sent a bunch of flatworms to space for five weeks just to see what would happen — and they were taken aback by the results.
(CBC Radio in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

Catherine Howarth, 32, from Milton Keynes, is of Nigerian heritage, and so was, at first, a little taken aback when she saw her son Jonah for the first time.
(Daily Mail - News, )

We've all overspent overseas, but Joique Bell was taken aback after being charged £166 for an Uber taxi ride from central London to the outskirts of Watford.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

When I first heard Alli Webb of Drybar speak at a recent WWD Summit, I was taken aback by her energy for her business, and more importantly, for her customer.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Even after spending my whole career in tech, I’m still taken aback by each new diversity stat that underscores the systemic and trenchant bias in our industry.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Northern Ireland's triple World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says he was "taken aback" to be named runner-up for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
(BBC Sport, )

Bernie Ecclestone has been taken aback by his long-time friend Niki Lauda telling him that his criticism of this season’s quieter engines is damaging the sport.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

When 38-year-old Emily McDowell was diagnosed with cancer 14 years ago, she found herself taken aback at some of the words of “comfort” that were sent her way.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

When Zac Posen came to Canada about a decade ago as a relative fashion newcomer, the New Yorker was taken aback by the love he received from his northern neigbours.
(The Vancouver Sun - Fashion & Beauty, )

O'Neill has been taken aback by the reaction to Tuesday night's -1 defeat by Denmark and will now take a holiday, during which he will take stock of his situation.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Biologists were taken aback when a shark egg case dropped by an adult bamboo shark, who spent nearly 4 years isolated from males, showed signs of healthy development.
(Science Daily - News, )

Mrs Danczuk, 32, has said her 48-year-old husband, Rochdale MP Simon, was 'taken aback' after she became well known for her cleavage-revealing selfies on social media.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Imajica Gilroy was particularly taken aback when she was told to stop breastfeeding her son at a Parkside Pool in Cambridge ... because it broke the ban on food and drink.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Kamala Harris attended back in California following her swearing in, she said something many of the progressive activists who look to her as an icon were taken aback to hear.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

EXCLUSIVE: Dr Martin Pracher, a German lecturer in technical art history, was taken aback to find that Salvator Mundi had changed, according to photographs taken then and now.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

An astonished local Law Enforcement Officer was taken aback by the footage, filmed in the Sequoia National Forest in Northern California by officers trying to catch drug growers.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

If you’re remotely taken aback at the juxtaposition of the phrases “children’s book author” and “Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards,” you’ll have to get in line.
(Randy Lewis in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Earlier this month when Stephan Aarstol suggested that a federally funded venture capital program would revitalize entrepreneurs and the economy, I admit I was somewhat taken aback.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Miss Sturgeon, whose party won a landslide victory north of the border, appeared to be taken aback when it was suggested Scotland might rapidly be handed ‘full fiscal autonomy’.
(Daily Mail - News, )

When rival cooks read Jamie Oliver's latest book, Everyday Super Food, they were taken aback to see versions of their own kitchen creations including apricot energy balls and chia puds.
(Daily Mail - News, )

When Per Se, Thomas Keller's three-Michelin-star restaurant in New York, was hit with health code violations last month that threatened its A letter grade, the culinary world was taken aback.
(Betty Hallock in Los Angeles Times - Daily Dish, )

Hector Santiago was slightly taken aback Sunday when a spectator ran onto the field at Angel Stadium and dodged several security officers in the outfield before making his way toward the mound.
(Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

Evgeny Golushkov's wife Tatyana, 38, had 11 children before the couple met in a packaging factory. in Russia, and admits that while he was 'taken aback' at first they have since bonded over football.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Four Los Angeles city lawmakers voiced alarm Monday over the plan to outfit police officers with body-worn video cameras, saying they were taken aback by the number of people who may be needed to staff the initiative.
(Los Angeles Times - Motor Racing, )

On Wednesday the riders, gathered from 21 countries, were visibly taken aback by the size of the crowds that waved them off from Oundle and welcomed them here into Northampton at the end of stage one some 60 miles later.
(The Independent - Sport, )

When people showed up at the legislature in wheelchairs to protest the clawback of $52 of the province’s generous $77-a-month increase (it simultaneously cancelled a $45 transit pass) cabinet ministers seemed taken aback.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

If the crack French team Clermont Auvergne are taken aback by the size, strength and overt physicality of the Saracens side they face at Twickenham in this weekend's Heineken Cup semi-final, they will have only themselves to blame.
(The Independent - Sport, )

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Justin Rose, the 2013 champion, played (and contended in) the 1998 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale as a 17-year-old, but even he is taken aback by Cole Hammer qualifying for this U.S. Open at age 15.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

There are still moments when he cannot believe what happened to him around and around that same billiard smooth surface a year ago, moments when he watches his races back and is still taken aback to see himself cross the line in first place.
(The Independent - Athletics, )

Nor should we be taken aback by news that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is weighing new enforcement actions against JPMorgan over the way the bank collected credit card debt and its possible failure to alert authorities to suspicions about Bernard L. Madoff.
(Forbes - Technology, )

That's how Angelina Jolie, who recently battled the viral infection, summed it up.The Oscar winner discussed that and more when she sat down with TODAY's Al Roker.The bright side of a bad situationAfter her initial diagnosis with the highly contagious condition, Jolie was taken aback.
(NBC Today, )

A Canadian researcher, referred to by some in Nunavut as "the poop lady," is studying how the digestive microbiome in Inuit may differ from other Canadians. 'People were generally surprised and taken aback about what I study, but they thought it was funny and interesting,' says Catherine Girard.
(CBC News in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

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