So, he spelt the bill through again, from beginning to end; and then, touching his fur cap in token of humility, accosted the gentleman in the white waistcoat.
And beside him, white with rage or fear, or both, were the scowling features of the man who had accosted him in the inn-yard.
The conversation proceeded no farther at this time, for the Jew had returned home accompanied by Miss Betsy, and a gentleman whom Oliver had never seen before, but who was accosted by the Dodger as Tom Chitling; and who, having lingered on the stairs to exchange a few gallantries with the lady, now made his appearance.
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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.