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accost
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
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Definition
to approach aggressively or inappropriately
  • I quickly followed suit, and descending into the bar-room accosted the grinning landlord very pleasantly.
    Chapters 4-6 -- The Counter-Pane; Breakfast; The Street (51% in)
  • Turning back I accosted Captain Peleg, inquiring where Captain Ahab was to be found.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (53% in)
  • Next morning Stubb accosted Flask.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (0% in)
  • As he mounted the deck, Ahab abruptly accosted him, without at all heeding what he had in his hand; but in his broken lingo, the German soon evinced his complete ignorance of the White Whale; immediately turning the conversation to his lamp-feeder and oil can, with some remarks touching his having to turn into his hammock at night in profound darkness—his last drop of Bremen oil being gone, and not a single flying-fish yet captured to supply the deficiency; concluding by hinting that...
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (34% in)

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