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piquant
used in Jane Eyre

6 uses
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Definition
having an agreeably pungent or spicy taste

or:

engagingly stimulating or provocative
  • Besides, the eccentricity of the proceeding was piquant: I felt interested to see how he would go on.
    Chapter 13 (26% in)
  • Of her daughters, the eldest, Amy, was rather little: naive, and child-like in face and manner, and piquant in form; her white muslin dress and blue sash became her well.
    Chapter 17 (49% in)
  • Is she piquant?
    Chapter 24 (72% in)
  • I was an intellectual epicure, and wished to prolong the gratification of making this novel and piquant acquaintance: besides, I was for a while troubled with a haunting fear that if I handled the flower freely its bloom would fade — the sweet charm of freshness would leave it.
    Chapter 27 (69% in)
  • Still some novelty was necessary, to give to their return the piquancy with which I wished it to be invested.
    Chapter 34 (13% in)
  • Besides, there is that peculiar voice of hers, so animating and piquant, as well as soft: it cheers my withered heart; it puts life into it.
    Chapter 37 (27% in)

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