In 1998, when they took the coveted World Cup in soccer against Brazil, the worst part of the victory was watching them gloat.
These leaders, and others who questioned the Politburo's massive gamble are now in a position to gloat over being right.
Parker would dupe customers into buying polyester sweaters he claimed were 100 percent cashmere, then gloat about how easy it was.
How he seemed to gloat over the thought of the terrible fate that awaited his enemies!
Think of that, ye who gloat over the sinking of my mortal self.
She paused to gloat with demoniac enjoyment over the picture her wicked imagination had conjured up.
He expected the other to come round—to gloat over his agony.
What have I done to you that you should so gloat over my misery?
If a trick had been played them the perpetrators should not gloat over their discomfiture.
Late that night, when Missy had fallen asleep in her improvised bed, the wakeful mother crept in to gloat over her.
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."