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pique
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • This was a triumph; and had it come naturally, such a triumph would have been the sweeter to her for this piquing delay.
  • The information was put in this form that Liddy might not for a moment suppose her mistress was at all piqued.

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  • Gabriel, perhaps a little piqued by the comely traveller’s indifference, glanced back to where he had witnessed her performance over the hedge, and said, "Vanity."
  • "Pooh! that’s nothing—that’s nothing!" she exclaimed, in incipient accents of pique.

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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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