The doctors were accosted by local settlers, and the Arab doctors and their families were subjected to racial harassment.
The young lawyer was returning to her townhouse near Regents Park with her boyfriend when she was accosted soon after dark.
November 20—Franco November 21—Harvard On reaching the sidewalk, they were accosted by the New Haven police.
When they split up, Luis and Brandon were accosted by four men a few blocks away.
They sneaked into the garage claiming it was public property and accosted her.
He mounted his horse, therefore, and was on the point of starting homeward when Dr. Harrison accosted him.
I accosted him, when, to my chagrin and disappointment, he was a white man.
Peter thanked her, and, walking away, accosted the first policeman.
As the boy came through the little gate Mortimer accosted him.
Fenwick, as soon as he saw Lord St. George, accosted him before he spoke to the others.
1570s, from Middle French accoster "move up to," from Italian accostare or directly from Late Latin accostare "come up to the side," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + costa "rib, side" (see coast (n.)). The original notion is of fleets of warships attacking an enemy's coast. Related: Accosted; accosting.