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Their pique could only have been exacerbated by the fact that the law required public disclosure.
THE SECRET IRS FILES: TROVE OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN RECORDS REVEAL HOW THE WEALTHIEST AVOID INCOME TAXBY JESSE EISINGER, JEFF ERNSTHAUSEN AND PAUL KIELJUNE 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
He had wanted the romance of being what he once was, something I was denying him in my pique.
CATCHING SHADE FROM YOUR (AND THE BEASTIE BOYS’) FAVORITE TV COPEUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 14, 2020OZY
The Daily News, in referring to this, suggests that "peacock temper" was a misprint for "pique, or temper."
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
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.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
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.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
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