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to approach for the purpose of speech

to meet face-to-face, especially defiantly

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approach with an offer of sexual favors

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When, however, he saw that Rosalie had taken leave of her friends and I was about to join her, he would have left me and passed on at a quicker pace; but, as he civilly lifted his hat in passing her, to my surprise, instead of returning the salute with a stiff, ungracious bow, she accosted him with one of her sweetest smiles, and, walking by his side, began to talk to him with all imaginable cheerfulness and affability; and so we proceeded all three together.
And here Mr Codlin's false position in society and the effect it wrought upon his wounded spirit, were strongly illustrated; for whereas he had been last night accosted by Mr Punch as 'master,' and had by inference left the audience to understand that he maintained that individual for his own luxurious entertainment and delight, here he was, now, painfully walking beneath the burden of that same Punch's temple, and bearing it bodily upon his shoulders on a sultry day and along a dusty road.
Smith-Oldwick's first thought when he was accosted by the figure in the yellow tunic of a soldier was to shoot the man dead and trust to his legs and the dimly lighted, winding streets to permit his escape, for he knew that to be accosted was equivalent to recapture since no inhabitant of this weird city but would recognize him as an alien.
When Jeff arrived, Tom accosted him; and "led up" warily to opportunities for remark about Becky, but the giddy lad never could see the bait.
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.
Let me to accost that the lack of jobs is going altitude in Gwadar for this the people of Gwadar are not doing works accurately.
And he is scathing about "fnd he is scathing about "fake fans" who accost him "fake fans" who accost him with memoribilia to sign to line their own pockets.
Aston Villa fans accost public enemy No.1 Steve Hodge at Villa Park 3.
I pieced the events together afterwards: this man apparently strolled down the aisle still holding the Host in his hands, until a woman leapt out of her pew to accost him and command that he consume the Sacred Species without delay.
It's much harder for the ladies to accost me with a witness present.
Noel saw a thirty-three year-old door-keeper accost an eighteen-year-old apprentice (25 May 1782).
WHEN I see a man with curly hair, covered in mud, I'll know to accost him this weekend, as it'll probably be Sir Mick Jagger.
Muntazer al-Zaidi, 30, told a Baghdad trial he had videotaped himself practising the insult two years ago and had hoped to accost Bush in Jordan but this did not take place.
"I'd go to some political function or a fund-raiser, and gay and lesbian people would accost me--`Your sister's a lesbian!
Redding from Esperance, the French colony in Australia, hires Mickey to accost a young lady from England and escort her from her ship into Mr.