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Accost

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To Acco'st. v.a. [accoster, Fr.] To speak to first; to address; to salute.

You mistake, knight: accost her, front her, board her, woo her, assail her. Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

At length, collecting all his serpent wiles,
With soothing words renew'd, him thus accosts.
Parad. Reg.

I first accosted him: I su'd, I sought,
And, with a loving force, to Pheneus brought.
Dryd. Æneid.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Milton, John (449) · Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (36)

Attributes: French (385) · Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Accost." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1895.


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