““Yes, I was,” said Mr. Rigget, considerably taken aback by this mercurial change in the magnificent-looking old gentleman in front of him.”
“When the party reached Harrisburg Lincoln asked his son Robert where the message was, and was taken aback by his son's confession that in the excitement caused by the enthusiastic reception he believed he had let a waiter have the gripsack.”
“Muhammed Iqbal was gay at returning to his own place, and had me airing my halting Pushtu on those we spoke to; they seemed taken aback to find an English officer who had their own tongue, however crudely, and were friendly enough.”
“They rounded a corner, and Rand was taken aback by the sight of a score of Seanchan soldiers standing guard in front of a big house on one side of the street and by the sight of two women in lightning-marked dresses talking on the doorsteps of another across from it.”
“I was a little taken aback at her cold-bloodedness: Was this the same girl who had wept over the death of a hamster?”
“The D.D.I. seemed taken aback by the elaboration of vowel and consonant.”
“Chabot was so taken aback that for a moment he sat still, without answering it, at last muttered, staring at Maigret:”
“Lu Manli, who waited years to get a simple wristwatch, is taken aback by the very idea that she was deprived.”
“It took a while to see that perhaps he was a bit taken aback by this young woman who had suddenly emerged from gangly, precocious, adolescent Mary Russell.”
“The colonel seemed taken aback by my brusque manners, so after slapping my empty plate down onto a nearby tray, I made an effort to smile ingratiatingly at him before urging him to lead me to the stables.”
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