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No," replied D'Artagnan, piqued, "and thanks to my eyes, I can see what other people cannot see.
Pride," observed Mary, who piqued herself upon the solidity of her reflections, "is a very common failing, I believe.
Now Monsieur de Chavigny piqued himself on his infallible penetration; for that which almost proved that he was the son of Richelieu was his everlasting pretension; he examined attentively the countenance of the applicant for place and fancied that the contracted eyebrows, thin lips, hooked nose, and prominent cheek-bones of Grimaud were favorable signs.
This was repeated several times, until the hunters, piqued at their unmannerly staring, rebuked it with a discharge of their rifles.
True--true--if it be right, lawful right, that is to decide it, then Katherine must come, I suppose," said Julia, a little piqued.