Everyone who accosts us asks for whisky, which seems to be scarce.
If any one accosts you on the road put no trust in any professions.
You see a luminous shadow of myself; it haunts, it accosts, it compels you.
He accosts me, when in the company of friends, with repulsive freedom.
Now and then, a little girl or boy, accosts an Englishman in a plaintive tone; but it is merely for the sake of gaping at him.
Banquo accosts the strange shapes without the slightest fear.
Priam accosts her tenderly; not hers the blame that the gods scourge him in his old age with war.
Fraud, too, accosts the angel with a gentle face like Gabriel's-32- when he said Ave!
Achates first accosts Aeneas: 'Goddess-born, what purpose now rises in thy spirit?
Whereupon he accosts the old gentleman, and presently proposes to throw the dice for another pot.
1570s, from Middle French accoster "move up to," from Italian accostare or directly from Late Latin accostare "come up to the side," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + costa "rib, side" (see coast (n.)). The original notion is of fleets of warships attacking an enemy's coast. Related: Accosted; accosting.