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Definition of Aback
Aback Ab"ack ([a^]b"ak), n.
An abacus. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
AbackAback A*back" ([.a]*b[a^]k"), adv. [Pref. a- + back; AS. on
b[ae]c at, on, or toward the back. See Back.]
1. Toward the back or rear; backward. ``Therewith aback she
2. Behind; in the rear. --Knolles.
3. (Naut.) Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails
when pressed by the wind. --Totten.
To be taken aback.
(a) To be driven backward against the mast; -- said of the
sails, also of the ship when the sails are thus
(b) To be suddenly checked, baffled, or discomfited.
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- McFarland began approaching companies
that did, and he was reportedly taken aback
when they told him the event would
cost at least
$5 million, perhaps
its lead single, "Love Lockdown". Music audiences
were taken aback
by the uncharacteristic production style
and the presence
- Kremlin using Russian diplomatic
facilities. Kislyak reportedly
was "taken aback
by the suggestion
to use Russian
fiction, adding, "I think
[Marvel] were a little taken aback
when I chose
Guardians, because there
were ones that would
make a lot more...
- Fox Theater
with her fellow Ronettes
more than 40 years
ago—was so taken aback
at a picture
in the New York Post that she exclaimed, "I don't...
- 1968, he believed
that Frost would
be an easy interviewer
and was taken aback
by Frost's incisive
questions. The interview
displa**** the entire
- John F. Kennedy, as a far more likely partner
for détente, but was taken aback
by the newly inaugurated
U.S. President's tough
talk and actions
- effect called
"Whistling Joe". After hearing
this effect, Carter
was "taken aback
" and noted
it was "going to be good". According
to the "Behind the Truth"...
- A Night
at the Opera, Brian
that the band was somewhat taken aback
by the bitterness
of Mercury's lyrics, and described
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