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accost
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
to approach aggressively or inappropriately
  • Stephen, that is when the accosting figure came to close quarters, though he was not in an over sober state himself recognised Corley's breath redolent of rotten cornjuice.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (7% in)
  • Zoe Higgins, a young whore in a sapphire slip, closed with three bronze buckles, a slim black velvet fillet round her throat, nods, trips down the steps and accosts him.
    Episode 15 — Circe (27% in)

There are no more uses of "accost" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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