They continually invited me to partake of food, and when after eating heartily I declined the viands they continued to offer me, they seemed to think that my appetite stood in need of some piquant
stimulant to excite its activity.
They can afford to flavor all their dishes with indolence, which, in spite of the general opinion, is a sauce more exquisitely piquant
than appetite won by exercise.
The strong shadows cast by the green serge curtains, arranged according to the needs of each easel, produced a multitude of contrasts, and the piquant
effects of light and shade.
Fresh scandals have eclipsed it, and their more piquant
details have drawn the gossips away from this four-year-old drama.
Yet there be some, that think their wits have been asleep, except they dart out somewhat that is piquant
, and to the quick.
On the contrary, it seemed rather a piquant
thing to us to chevy him about the playground and hit him over the shins with a wicket.
Hunger is a luxury to us, a piquant
, flavor-giving sauce.
In Rosamond's romance it was not necessary to imagine much about the inward life of the hero, or of his serious business in the world: of course, he had a profession and was clever, as well as sufficiently handsome; but the piquant
fact about Lydgate was his good birth, which distinguished him from all Middlemarch admirers, and presented marriage as a prospect of rising in rank and getting a little nearer to that celestial condition on earth in which she would have nothing to do with vulgar people, and perhaps at last associate with relatives quite equal to the county people who looked down on the Middlemarchers.
Your remarks are piquant
and highly-seasoned, but you need a scattering of commonsense.
Coulson, although he did not call himself a lady's man, was nevertheless human enough to appreciate the fact that the young lady's face was piquant
and her smile delightful.
It would be the most piquant
, the most wonderful cross examination every heard--the woman lying to save her honor and to achieve her vengeance; the man on trial for his life.
It was very fetching to make the girl propose in the course of being reunited, and Martin discovered, bit by bit, other decidedly piquant
and fetching ruses.