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Yet how painful not to be allowed to call at a single house, or to accost a single person we met.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
Toward noon a single man ventured out into the road to accost the cowboy.
THE MAN OF THE FORESTZANE GREY
Doubtless it never entered the Captain's head that any peasant would accost him about such a trifle as the ruin of his daughter.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS WANLESS, PEASANTALEXANDER JOHNSTONE WILSON
He pretends to come out quite by accident, and will express great surprise when I accost him in the way I intend.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE VOL. IV, NO. 19, DEC 1851VARIOUS
As I moved away, I saw one of the gamblers approach and accost him; then another of them; then the third.
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
I examined him two or three times with irresolute glances, as we passed upon the stairs, before I would venture to accost him.
CALEB WILLIAMSWILLIAM GODWIN
Once he had the effrontery to accost me as I stood facing the green board on which the telegrams are exposed.
THE PASSENGER FROM CALAISARTHUR GRIFFITHS
For if you chance upon a man whom you have not met for some time, you can never be quite sure how to accost him.
THE SOUL OF THE FAR EASTPERCIVAL LOWELL
I am frightened at every footstep, and dread lest anybody who knows me should accost me, and find out why I am here.
TWO ON A TOWERTHOMAS HARDY
My beadle was much too busy and important to allow me a good opportunity to accost him till the piece was over.
THE CAXTONS, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
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