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1) aback. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Without adequate preparation: short, unawarely, unawares. by surprise. See PREPARED....

2) Aback. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...I was taken aback-I was greatly astonished-taken by surprise-startled. It is a sea term. A ship is "taken aback" when the sails are suddenly carried by the wind back...

3) take aback. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...to blow on the wrong side of the sails, as in The wind suddenly veered and took the ship aback, causing her to slow and wander off course, and a generalized sense,...

4) aback, abaft. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See A-; TAKE ABACK. 1...

5) aback. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. By surprise: He was taken aback by her caustic remarks. 2. Nautical In such a way that the wind pushes against the forward side of a sail or sails. 3. Archaic...

6) unawarely. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Without adequate preparation: aback, short, unawares. by surprise. See PREPARED....

7) unawares. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Without adequate preparation: aback, short, unawarely. by surprise. See PREPARED....

8) astound. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...or unusual: amaze, astonish, awe, startle, surprise. catch (or take) unawares, take aback. See SURPRISE....

9) astonish. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...unexpected or unusual: amaze, astound, awe, startle, surprise. catch (or take) unawares, take aback. See SURPRISE....

10) 47988. Samalin, Nancy. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...laps turn into a surly stranger who cannot spare us a kind word. One mother . was taken aback when she called, as her daughter was going out the door, "Have a good...

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