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accost
used in
The Scarlet Letter

3 uses
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Definition to approach aggressively or inappropriately
  • Meanwhile her mother had accosted the physician.
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (9% in)
  • If they were resolute to accost her, she laid her finger on the scarlet letter, and passed on.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (33% in)
  • "Let her see nothing strange—no passion or eagerness—in thy way of accosting her," whispered Hester.
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (15% in)

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