Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry: Placed on either or on each side of a principal charge: as, a bend accosted by two bendlets. Placed side by side, as two beasts, whether facing in the same direction or not.
- adj. heraldry Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of accost.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Her.) Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side.
“Chamberlain accosted the old woman, saying, “What damsel is this?””
“Since I didn’t want to get accosted is the main reason I hadn’t said anything.”
“As far as being recognized ( "accosted") in LA ... you're welcome.”
“Three days later, in a related case (the records are sketchy, but the matching surnames in this small community suggest a link) ,143 Bridget St. Croix (presumably a relative of Ann) complained that on the previous evening she had encountered Thomas Tobin (possibly Ellen's brother and the victim of Ann's rock-throwing episodes), who had "accosted" her and said, "now you vagabond [w] hore I have you.”
“As a libertarian and strong believer of individual rights and free markets, I often get "accosted" by folks saying that I must want the environment just to go to hell.”
“I certainly wouldn't put up with being 'accosted' by foreigners who have no business investing in my country and whose noses deserve to be broken for their disregard of my high social status.”
“He was morose to all that stood in awe of him, and caressed all such as accosted him with familiarity ....”
“In another instance, Hodson alleged, a female visiting professor complained that Reader had aggressively "accosted" her in a hallway about her application for a job at Scripps.”
“In his recent memoir, Our Father Who Art in Bed (2008), Lennon suggests that a previous experience had made him proof against Maciel's advances: in a general confession to Maciel before taking his first religious vows, Lennon mentioned having been "accosted" by an Irish Christian Brother at his Dublin high school before joining the Legion.”
“But, despite the heavy police presence, a woman in her early 20s was "accosted" around 1: 30 p.m. as she walked along a path near the Tim Hortons on the town's east side.”
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