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pique
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "That is what all the French say," returned Signor Pastrini, somewhat piqued; "for that reason, I do not understand why they travel."
  • "Rail on, rail on at your ease, gentlemen," said Morcerf, somewhat piqued.

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  • Sometimes Albert would affect to make a joke of his want of success; but internally he was deeply wounded, and his self-love immensely piqued, to think that Albert de Morcerf, the most admired and most sought after of any young person of his day, should thus be passed over, and merely have his labor for his pains.
  • Danglars was a coward, but did not wish to appear so; he was piqued at the tone which Morcerf had just assumed.

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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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