- Leaving superiority out of the question, then, you must still agree to receive my orders now and then, without being piqued or hurt by the tone of command.
- I was thinking, sir, that very few masters would trouble themselves to inquire whether or not their paid subordinates were piqued and hurt by their orders.
- Well then, sir, have the goodness to gratify my curiosity, which is much piqued on one point.
- Her relatives encouraged me; competitors piqued me; she allured me: a marriage was achieved almost before I knew where I was.
- I exclaimed: and indeed there was something in the hasty and unexplanatory reply which, instead of allaying, piqued my curiosity more than ever.
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as in: pique your interest
to excite -- especially one's interest or curiosity
as in: in a pique about it
a feeling of resentment or indignation; or to excite such a feeling