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accosted

[uh-kaw-stid, uh-kos-tid] /əˈkɔ stɪd, əˈkɒs tɪd/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
(of animals) represented as side by side:
two dolphins accosted.
Origin of accosted
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; accost + -ed2
Related forms
unaccosted, adjective
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  • He bowed and made his way, not unaccosted, through the crowd to the Eagle porch.

    Lewis Rand

    Mary Johnston
  • He passed on unaccosted, but as he was stepping from the curb the stranger loomed up suddenly behind him.

    The Rest Hollow Mystery Rebecca N. Porter

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