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Sample sentences for the GRE study word pique

pique can be used as a verb
pique can be used as a noun

1.This seemed to pique general curiosity, and quite a number of people began to run. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
2.--You pique my curiosity, Haines said amiably. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
3.With a well-feigned show of reluctance, and not until after my repeated refusal had seduced him into some angry words which gave a color of pique to my compliance, did I finally comply. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
4.During his present short stay, Emma had barely seen him but just enough to feel that the first meeting was over, and to give her the impression of his not being improved by the mixture of pique and pretension, now spread over his air. - from Emma by Jane Austen
5.These verses were not excellent--very far from it but as it is well known, the Puritans did not pique themselves upon their poetry. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6.Is it for you to pique yourself upon inviolable fidelity You have been ravished by Bulgarians a Jew and an Inquisitor have enjoyed your favours. - from Candide by Voltaire
7.-Ahora, seor -replic don Quijote-, si vuesa merced no quiere ser oyente desta que a su parecer ha de ser tragedia, pique la tordilla y pngase en salvo. - from Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
8.Probseme todo, falt favor, no tuve dineros, vame a pique de perder los tragaderos, sentencironme a galeras por seis aos, consent castigo es de mi culpa mozo soy dure la vida, que con ella todo se alcanza. - from Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
9.Escondido, pues, Anselmo, con aquel sobresalto que se puede imaginar que tendra el que esperaba ver por sus ojos hacer notoma de las entraas de su honra, base a pique de perder el sumo bien que l pensaba que tena en su querida Camila. - from Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
10.Moreover, Sergey Ivanovitch's attitude to the peasants rather piqued Konstantin. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
11."Well then, sir, have the goodness to gratify my curiosity, which is much piqued on one point.. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
12.This piqued Javert's curiosity in a decided manner. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
13."Pride," observed Mary, who piqued herself upon the solidity of her reflections, "is a very common failing, I believe. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
14.Her relatives encouraged me competitors piqued me she allured me a marriage was achieved almost before I knew where I was. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
15.He was satisfied with his wealth, but not proud of it and piqued himself upon the hearty abundance, rather than the style in which he lived. - from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
16.Leaving superiority out of the question, then, you must still agree to receive my orders now and then, without being piqued or hurt by the tone of command. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
17."I was thinking, sir, that very few masters would trouble themselves to inquire whether or not their paid subordinates were piqued and hurt by their orders.. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
18."Come now," said Theodule, leaping down from the coupe, "this piques my curiosity. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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