Accosting

[ɐkˈɒstɪŋ], [ɐkˈɒstɪŋ], [ɐ_k_ˈɒ_s_t_ɪ_ŋ]

Usage examples for Accosting:

  1. 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
  2. “ A steward was politely accosting the trio. ” – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. “ 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
  4. “ 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
  5. 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
  6. “ 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Well, lads, said Mr. Stevenson, accosting the men, what think you of this state of things? ” – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne

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