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  • Maggie, rather piqued, turned to the bookcases to amuse herself with puzzling out the titles.
  • "Oh no, not at all," said Lucy, with a little air of pique.

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  • It had very often occurred in her experience that Mr. Tulliver had done something because other people had said he was not able to do it, or had pitied him for his supposed inability, or in any other way piqued his pride; still, she thought to-day, if she told him when he came in to tea that sister Pullet was gone to try and make everything up with sister Glegg, so that he needn’t think about paying in the money, it would give a cheerful effect to the meal.

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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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