Definitions of Accosting

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Usage examples for Accosting

  1. He chose out for his first attentions the party of four whom I have mentioned; going up to them and accosting them with a ruffling air, directed especially to the gentleman in the mask. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. Feeling the importance of avoiding notice in the neighbourhood of the house I sought, I strolled into the open space in front of the Cathedral, and accosting two men who stood talking there, learned that the Ruelle d'Arcy was the third lane on the right of the Rue de Valois, and some little distance along it. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. Douglas soon extricated himself, and assisted his lady to alight; then accosting the venerable domestic as " Old Donald," asked him if he recollected him. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  4. In a few minutes we met a half- breed Mexican, who, accosting us at once, urged us to go no further. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  5. Then, deciding that nothing would be achieved by again accosting the strange woman, she returned to the waiting taxi. – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  6. He had no intention of accosting her that night. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  7. A steward was politely accosting the trio. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. Frank Sunderline had come in and taken a place upon the other side; now he moved over into the seat behind them, accosting them pleasantly, but not interrupting the conversation which had been busily going on between them all the way. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  9. Lady Camper's carriage whirled by, and the General came up with them, accosting them and himself alternately. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  10. She sent that messenger of hers back with fresh offers, and when again we refused, the woman takes up her quarters here, always spying upon us, always accosting Isobel on any excuse. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  11. He settled the question of whether or no she should enter into conversation, by accosting her at once brusquely and genially. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  12. Jackson's act in accosting him on the corner, and afterwards luring him by suggestion to the rear of the house, had puzzled him at first, but that, too, was clear enough now. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  13. I could take none of my usual walks in the gardens, on the lawns, or through the park, without some clumsy policeman in uniform crashing his way through the bushes, or some detective in plain clothes accosting me and questioning me under the pretence that he was a stranger who had lost his way. – The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont by Robert Barr
  14. Most of these seemed to take a friendly interest in the clubman, a few accosting him by his now familiar alias. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  15. Relief was at once experienced, however, when Wishart's voice was heard feebly accosting those who first stepped into the boat. – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  16. But instead of accosting me, as I had thought he meant to, he rushed by, with eyes rigidly ahead and his thin jaws grimly set. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  17. Well, lads, said Mr. Stevenson, accosting the men, what think you of this state of things? – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne