much taken aback

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  • Tom had never opened his lips; so he was very much taken aback indeed. Cited from Journeys Through Bookland V2, Charles H. Sylvester
  • I never was so much taken aback in my life. Cited from John Caldigate, by Anthony Trollope
  • On seeing me, she was much taken aback and turned away. Cited from Superfluous Man and Others, by Ivan Turgenev
  • He was so much taken aback that for a moment he sat staring. Cited from Lord of the World, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • They were much taken aback when they found that their duplicity had been discovered. Cited from Klondyke Nuggets, by Joseph Ladue
  • I never struck him, was too much taken aback at the moment; did not expect him then. Cited from Punch, Vol. 102, April 2, 1892, ed. by Sir Francis Burnand
  • The cook was as much taken aback at seeing us so black as we were at seeing him so clean. Cited from The South Pole, Vols 1 and 2, Roald Amundsen
  • I made a pretense of being very much taken aback, and of being quite ready to give in. Cited from After Dark, by Wilkie Collins
  • You are so much taken aback at the impudence of the fellow, that you let him walk away without another word. Cited from Parkhurst Boys, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • She turned, looking very much taken aback and bewildered, but with light in her eyes, color in her face. Cited from The Bent Twig, by Dorothy Canfield
  • Now Timmy had never seen his mother cry -- and she herself was very much taken aback. Cited from What Timmy Did, by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • "Why, what do you mean?" they exclaimed, very much taken aback. Cited from The Malady of the Century, Max Nordau
  • HE [much taken aback] There is no need to insult me like this. Cited from How He Lied to Her Husband, by George Bernard Shaw
  • The latter was very much taken aback, and, if not offended, seemed a good deal surprised. Cited from The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII, Mystery Tales, by Various
  • He was as much taken aback as myself. Cited from The Experiences of a Barrister, by Samuel Warren
  • The teacher came into the room with a rush, and was much taken aback at the sight of a stranger present. Cited from The Unclassed, by George Gissing
  • The gander, much taken aback at this turn of affairs, tried to pull it out again. Cited from Children of the Wild, by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The people at home were much taken aback, for no one was aware of Grettir's arrival. Cited from Grettir the Strong, Icelandic Saga, Author Unknown
  • The gallant soldier was as much taken aback as if he had turned to find a pistol at his ear. Cited from The Little Minister, by J.M. Barrie
  • They found that young gentleman as much taken aback as themselves by the news of Maryllia'a departure. Cited from God's Good Man, by Marie Corelli
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