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 Meanings and Examples of ACCOST
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accost
 v.  approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  The obscurity was such that he did not fear to accost the first lawyer whom he met.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VII—THE TRAVELLER ON HIS ARRIVAL TAKES PRECAUTION...
2  Jean Valjean, who, an instant previously, in his then state of mind, would not have spoken to or even answered any one, felt irresistibly impelled to accost that child.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER II—THE STREET URCHIN AN ENEMY OF LIGHT
3  And, being too far off to accost the wedding party, and fearing also, the rebuke of the police, the two maskers turned their eyes elsewhere.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 1833
4  I stood amazed; and my heart kindled with marvellous desire to accost him and learn of so strange a fortune.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
5  My heart burned with youthful passion to accost him and clasp hand in hand; I made my way to him, and led him eagerly to Pheneus' high town.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
6  If they were resolute to accost her, she laid her finger on the scarlet letter, and passed on.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
7  Here and there he halted, accosted the little boys and girls, and smiled upon the mothers.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—MONSEIGNEUR BIENVENU MADE HIS CASSOCKS LAST TOO...
8  A moment later, Jean Valjean accosted her, and asked her to go and get this thousand-franc bill changed for him, adding that it was his quarterly income, which he had received the day before.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE REMARKS OF THE PRINCIPAL TENANT
9  In fact, at the moment when Jean Valjean accosted him, old Fauchelevent held in his hand the end of a straw mat which he was occupied in spreading over the melon bed.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IX—THE MAN WITH THE BELL
10  A man had just accosted the street urchin, and the man was no other than Montparnasse in disguise, with blue spectacles, but recognizable to Gavroche.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
11  At Barthelemy's, near the Barriere du Trone, at Capel's, near the Petit-Chapeau, the drinkers accosted each other with a grave air.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER III—A BURIAL; AN OCCASION TO BE BORN AGAIN
12  It was at the most intense point of this preoccupation that Enjolras accosted him.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VII—THE MAN RECRUITED IN THE RUE DES BILLETTES
13  Courfeyrac and others had accosted him two or three times, warning him of his peril, beseeching him to withdraw, but he did not hear them.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER II—THE FLAG: ACT SECOND
14  He went then to the queen, and according to custom accosted her with fresh menaces against those who surrounded her.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME
15  The couple, then, although they had not seen each other for eight days, and during that time serious events had taken place in which both were concerned, accosted each other with a degree of preoccupation.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME
Example Sentence:
1  When the two young men wanted to accost me, I was frightened because I thought they were going to attack me.