He had a grand time, revelling with pen and pad and littering the floor with inked sheets unnumbered and still wet.
She is trifling with me, and very likely she is now revelling in her triumph.
Sir Hero is revelling in the wars, or in Armida's bowers; Mr. Poet has spied a wrinkle; the brush is for the rose in its season.
What rivers, how sunshiny and revelling, are the Brembo and the Serio!
I will not allege, as perhaps I might, the example of my companions, then revelling in all the pleasures of the day.
She had some glorious moments, revelling in the joy of creation.
There he lay in the deepest black, gigantic, revelling in his horrid debauch—the Black Killer!
How had the happiness in which she fancied she saw him revelling been constituted?
I actually wanted the necessaries of life, while he was revelling in superfluous luxury.
That is to say, I am to starve while you are revelling here!
late 14c., "riotous merry-making," from Old French revel "entertainment, revelry," verbal noun from reveler "be disorderly, make merry" (see revel (v.)). Related: Revels; revel-rout.
early 14c., "to feast in a noisy manner;" late 14c., "take part in revels," from Old French reveler, also rebeller "be disorderly, make merry; rebel, be riotous," from Latin rebellare "to rebel" (see rebel (v.)). The meaning "take great pleasure in" first recorded 1754. Related: Reveled; reveling; revelled; revelling.