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pique
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The House of Mirth
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  • Miss Van Osburgh’s vague feeling of pique was struggling for appropriate expression.
  • Exactly; and it is my business to prevent your doing so; in which case the other person, piqued by your absence, will form the desperate resolve of driving back in the omnibus.

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  • Expansive persons found him a little dry, and very young girls thought him sarcastic; but this air of friendly aloofness, as far removed as possible from any assertion of personal advantage, was the quality which piqued Lily’s interest.

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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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