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accost
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Jane Eyre
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  • At this moment I am not disposed to accost her.
  • 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.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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