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Word: accost

Definition: approach and speak first to a person


Sentences Containing 'accost'

Out of the midst of them, the ghostly face would rise, and he would accost it again.
As I moved away, I saw one of the gamblers approach and accost him; then another of them; then the third.
One who adopts it, I need not say, ought not to carry it out in an obscure corner, but boldly accost, if occasion serve, some personage of rank or wealth.

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