⇄Change DirectionTranslation for 'taken aback' from English to Russian
ADJ   taken aback | more taken aback | most taken aback
ошеломлённый {adj} {past-p}taken aback
опешить [разг.]to be taken aback
быть застигнутым врасплохto be taken aback
Я был поражён.I was taken aback.
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Usage Examples English
  • "We are at the moment looking to re-finance that loan. We were taken aback that the funder was not more flexible with us as partners.
  • He was quite taken-aback. "The worthless religion of the Hindus is this," he claimed and ordered his men to destroy the idol.
  • Apparently taken aback by the critical reception of this novel, and the critical outcry when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, Steinbeck published no more fiction in the remaining six years before his death.
  • David is taken aback, then introduces Georgia to his new girlfriend.
  • Evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk writes that the idea that our genetic makeup today matches that of our ancestors is misconceived, and that in debate Cordain was "taken aback" when told that 10,000 years was "plenty of time" for an evolutionary change in human digestive abilities to have taken place.
  • The Americans were utterly taken aback, blown away with what they were seeing".
  • Meanwhile, Marta arrives in Istanbul to get a speedy divorce from Francesco, but she is taken aback when she realizes how much Francesco has changed from his old self: both the "hamam" and Mehmet's unconditional affection were just what he needed, giving him back a purpose in life.
  • Albert comes to discover about this situation and is a little taken aback.
  • Based on a previous interview in 1968, he believed that Frost would be an easy interviewer and was taken aback by Frost's incisive questions.
  • On a square-rigged ship, a bowline (sometimes spelled as two words, "bow line") is a rope that holds the edge of a square sail towards the bow of the ship and into the wind, preventing it from being taken aback.
  • Although taken aback by his forced retirement, he laughed at the case against him.
  • Government officials were taken aback by the request, wondering how a federal lighthouse could have passed into private hands.
  • In "The Camels are Coming" (1932), the first collection of Biggles stories, Biggles is handed a white feather by a young woman while on leave in civilian clothes, who is later taken aback to find that he is one of the Royal Flying Corps' leading pilots.
  • mentioned that people could be initially taken aback by the passage in which "we see an adulteress presented to Christ and sent away without condemnation."
  • Then, taken aback, she recognizes him: it is Orest who has come back in disguise.
  • However, he was taken aback by the channels on the bottom part of the giant, stating that for such grooving to be created on local Onondaga grey limestone would require years.
  • It was reported that "Astute" "surpassed expectations" and that the Americans were "taken aback" by "Astute" [...] s capabilities.
  • Diana revealed herself as Wonder Woman to him; although initially taken aback, Trevor married her.
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Contains translations by TU Chemnitz and Mr Honey's Business Dictionary (German-English only).
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