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  • It's hard not to invalidate my bewildering biases completely, given my newness to the genre, but it's challenging me to be openminded about it and piqueing my iinterest in a topic that I previously had no interest in whatsoever.

    Finland Station at the San Francisco Symphony

  • A gullwing door whirred open, piqueing Alex's curiosity further.

    The Last Starfighter

  • He seemed perfectly to understand the beautiful game at which he played, but preferred, as it were on principle, the risking bold and precarious strokes to the ordinary rules of play; and neglecting the minor and better-balanced chances of the game, he hazarded everything for the chance of piqueing, repiqueing, or capoting his adversary.

    Rob Roy

  • It was necessary to be cautious and to feel her way, lest by piqueing the girl's pride, she might deprive herself of all the advantage to be gained from working upon her fears.

    The Slave: or Memoirs of Archy Moore. Vol. II 163 p.

  • It is melancholy to see Dryden, as may be fairly inferred from his motto, piqueing himself on being admitted into the society of such men as Rochester, and enjoying their precarious favour.

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 04

  • The band that's been piqueing my interest of late, though, is one that won widespread admiration (not to mention the first ever Grammy for best reggae album) with its unyielding commitment to social change.

    Jammin Reggae Archives

  • Somerive knew that Mrs Rayland was acquainted with the affair which hung over him with an aspect so threatening, and hoped that she would unite with him in persuading Orlando to those concessions which might yet afford the means of evading it, if the General's interposition should fail: instead of which, he found her elated with the idea of punishing the audacity of Sir John, fearless of any danger which in the attempt might happen to Orlando, and piqueing herself on the supposition that in him had revived a spark of that martial and dauntless spirit which she had been taught to believe characterized the men of her family.

    The Old Manor House


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