(1) a man tried to accost the girl on her way to school(2) I do, however, have a problem with people accosting me on the street and begging me in their particularly weird way to donate money to African babies.(3) Everybody can stop e-mailing, IMing, and accosting me on the street: I had absolutely nothing to do with this.(4) Earlier in the morning, jockey Walter Cullum accosted King while the latter spoke with reporters.(5) Examing the display outside of my chosen shop, I was accosted by some youths, of thirteen years or so, who desired that I bought some fireworks on their behalf, a transaction I declined.(6) As he accosted parents outside a school in Rotherhithe with a final piece of canvassing yesterday afternoon, he predicted his party would get the most seats since 1923 and the biggest share of the vote since 1983.(7) His story begins in 1972 when Douglas was accosted at a bus stop in Edinburgh by two bolshie 12-year-olds.(8) Once aboard, to his fugitive embarrassment, he is accosted by a young girl he vaguely remembers.(9) But before she spoke Ms Morris was accosted by a placard-waving group of about 20 protesters demanding that they should be paid all year round, not just in term time.(10) I considering accosting a hapless victim in the produce department.(11) You're strolling absent-mindedly down Coney Street, minding your own business and glancing idly at the displays in shop windows, when an officious little man in a yellow reflective jacket pops out of nowhere and accosts you.(12) As she got off the plane in Belgium, she was accosted by reporters asking if she was taking anabolic steroids.(13) I recall accosting some rowdy teenagers outside my house: my few cautionary words were met with a hail of stones, too small to injure but enough to frighten and humiliate.(14) It won't be long now until it will be no longer safe to walk the streets, without hoards of mad students in tartan trousers and kaftans accosting you with home made fliers.(15) I am walking speedily along New York's Fifth Avenue when this elegant stranger accosts me, grabs my arm in a vice-like grip and hisses, ├ö├ç├┐Where did you get that pin?├ö├ç├û(16) It's not that I make a habit of accosting MPs in health food shops, it's just that I mistakenly believed I knew him.