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For a full minute he seemed to gloat over the flower-like animal.

And now I'm going to write to your sister May and gloat over her.

Think of that, ye who gloat over the sinking of my mortal self.

He expected the other to come round—to gloat over his agony.

If a trick had been played them the perpetrators should not gloat over their discomfiture.

It is so terrible, Ecciva: I cannot jest, nor gloat on it for news.

I have kept it to gloat over it, as a slave might over his ‘free papers.’

Then would I rush to the world, proclaim her fallen, and gloat over her wretchedness.

He leaned over the table the better to gloat upon the golden jar.

But I want to do something first that I can gloat over later.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "to look at furtively," from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse glotta "to grin, smile scornfully, show the teeth," Swedish dialectal glotta "to peep;" or from Middle High German glotzen "to stare, gape." Sense of "to look at with malicious satisfaction" first recorded 1748. Related: Gloated; gloating. As a noun, from 1640s with sense of "side-glance;" 1899 as "act of gloating."

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