The personage on the well-brink now seemed to accost her; to make some request:— "She hasted, let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him to drink."
I would not accost him yet.
I have seen in his face a far different expression from that which hardens it now while she is so vivaciously accosting him; but then it came of itself: it was not elicited by meretricious arts and calculated manoeuvres; and one had but to accept it — to answer what he asked without pretension, to address him when needful without grimace — and it increased and grew kinder and more genial, and warmed one like a fostering sunbeam.
I had meant to be gay and careless, but the powerlessness of the strong man touched my heart to the quick: still I accosted him with what vivacity I could.
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He accosted me with excessive warmth, for he had been drinking much.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Cask of Amontillado
A few blocks from home, he was accosted by two robbers.