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Related to accosted: graciously, enamored, abreast, commemorate, chagrin, tenacity
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One of them instantly arose and accosted me, asking the nature of my business.
When they had come within speech (which was just under the maid's eyes) the older man bowed and accosted the other with a very pretty manner of politeness.
He accosted Fix with a merry smile, as if he had not perceived that gentleman's chagrin.
One man I approached--he was, I perceived, a neighbour of mine, though I did not know his name--and accosted.
D'Artagnan already fancied himself, so rapid is the flight of our dreams upon the wings of imagination, accosted by a messenger from the young woman, who brought him some billet appointing a meeting, a gold chain, or a diamond.
The Englishman, with the coolness of his nation, addressed him in terms nearly similar to those with which he had accosted the mayor of Marseilles.
Once, when the command had first come to the field, some perambulating veterans, noting the length of their column, had accosted them thus: "Hey, fellers, what brigade is that?
Her resistance had not injured her with the gentleman, and he was thinking of her with some complacency, when thus accosted by Miss Bingley:
Descrying a woman apart from the rest, they landed and accosted her.
The gentleman, after looking towards me once or twice, politely accosted me in very good English; I remember I wished to God that I could speak French as well; his fluency and correct pronunciation impressed me for the first time with a due notion of the cosmopolitan character of the capital I was in; it was my first experience of that skill in living languages I afterwards found to be so general in Brussels.
the Station-master roughly accosted the poor old man.
It required no reflection to convince me, from what was going on, that the injunction of Marnoo was not to be rashly lighted ,and accordingly, great as was the effort to suppress my feelings, I accosted Mehevi in a good-humoured tone, with a view of dissipating any ill impression he might have received.