He had evidently recovered his nerve, and seemed to take pleasure in piquing Charlie's bearish suspicions.
The young lady, piquing herself on her constancy, refused her new admirer.
Harry continued her first object for some little time, but soon the idea of piquing him was merely an excuse for coquetry.
They seem to have made caricatures of him, piquing themselves, no doubt, upon the durability of the marble in which they worked.
He strangely distressed and disturbed her—and this kept puzzling and piquing her curiosity.
This was a triumph; and had it come naturally, such a triumph would have been the sweeter to her for this piquing delay.
It is the only part on which I have bestowed much pains, for the difficulty was piquing, not piquant.
Waiting upon his moods, piquing him, flattering him, feeding his vanity—'charming' him!
Judkins is rather a dandy than otherwise, piquing himself somewhat on his apparel.
There was no assault of the alien nature upon his own, irresistible because so piquing.