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  • adv. In a gloating manner.

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  • adv. in a gloating manner


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gloating +‎ -ly


  • 'Silence all,' he called gloatingly, 'for a mother's last words to her children.'

    Peter and Wendy

  • "Silence all," he called gloatingly, "for a mother's last words to her children."

    Peter Pan

  • Hamza said a 2004 article in the government owned Al-Ahram newspaper "gloatingly" confirmed that he was no longer an Egyptian national. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Sitting at the bar with his ex-wife, his paw round a little glass of something or other, Baldwin-as-Jake is florid, potent, gloatingly and inflatedly masculine, like a genie who came out of a bottle of aftershave.

    Double-X Films

  • German army intelligence gloatingly reported on the effects of famine diseases such as dysentery and typhus.

    Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege 1941-44 by Anna Reid – review

  • They gather together and solemnly and gloatingly make and repeat certain noises that sound like “discretion,” “acumen,” “initiative,” “enterprise.”

    The Somnambulists

  • The last Manchester United's supporters saw of Peter Crouch before he disappeared into the tunnel was of him gloatingly clenching his fist towards the away end.

    Manchester United caught short by tweaks, Twitter and tall strikers

  • With Brown gloatingly playing the man of experience in the chaos he helped cause, the deal is less sealed than ever.

    Answer Me Farrage !

  • I tried a little more, as far as I dared, and then let it lie, while the coffee went round again, and Kutebar speculated gloatingly on how many Russians he would kill, and Yakub sat with his hand on my shoulder, praising God and giving thanks for the opportunity to confound the politics of the Tsar.

    The Sky Writer

  • At the London airport, tens of journalists came to see us off, and they are waiting gloatingly for our return.

    Reaching through the Iron Curtain


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