gloat

Part of speech: verb

To gaze steadily with cruel or malign satisfaction.

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Usage examples "gloat":

  1. " Sit down and gloat over the wonder of it, as I do. - "East of the Shadows", Mrs. Hubert Barclay.
  2. You positively gloat in this excitement. - "The Circular Staircase", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  3. I listen to the stories of the oldest inhabitant, of the winters when " the snow lay to the second- story windows in the Bowery," with the fervent wish that they may never come back, and secretly gloat over his wail that the seasons have changed and are not what they were. - "Children of the Tenements", Jacob A. Riis.