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pique
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Crime and Punishment
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  • "You may both be mistaken about Rodya," Pulcheria Alexandrovna remarked, slightly piqued.
  • "I am compelled to keep a business engagement, and so I shall not be in your way," he added with an air of some pique and he began getting up.

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  • You are lying and slandering from some spite against me, simply from pique, because I did not agree with your free-thinking, godless, social propositions!

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as in: pique your interest Define
to excite -- especially one's interest or curiosity
as in: in a pique about it Define
a feeling of resentment or indignation; or to excite such a feeling
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