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accost
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Oliver Twist
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  • 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.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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