In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1see take aback
- Everyone at our table was taken aback at his rudeness toward a paying customer.
- I was taken aback by that and answered with a question that has been bugging me.
- I was taken aback by his sudden mood change and shifted in the leather seat uncomfortably.
- He was so taken aback by the incident that he notified the local press in Donegal about it.
- When you go to such a place, you are taken aback by the youthfulness of the crowd.
- The consul was present at the Supreme Court hearing, and I think she was taken aback and shocked by what she heard.
- But it was the theatrical brutality of the piece that took me aback.
- She was taken aback when he smiled and bowed his head to her.
- I was a little taken aback by her use of the familiar term but I recovered quickly.
- People in England are aware of the divide, but the extent of it took me aback.
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