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He had wanted the romance of being what he once was, something I was denying him in my pique.
The Daily News, in referring to this, suggests that "peacock temper" was a misprint for "pique, or temper."
I fear my manner showed my pique a trifle, for I did not see her anywhere about when I left after breakfast.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
Ellen Morris accepted an invitation to Petersburg, ere the angry pique, aroused by Lynn's reproaches, passed off.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
Many of us, male and female, treated as Susan imagined herself treated, have taken another lover out of pique.
Kilmeny had been brought too near the grim realities to hold any petty pique.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
In her pique, she would not answer his hail, or turn in her saddle; but he was too exultant to care.
HIDDEN GOLDWILDER ANTHONY
It would be strange if the two disgraced favourites did not at their frequent meetings club and inflame their mutual pique.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
Men of birth and breeding began to pique themselves upon the use of their provincial language.
For an instant Belinda was struck with the tone of pique and reproach, in which, her ladyship spoke.

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