But the separatists continue to think they are basking in the glory of their accomplishment.
Nerds, by definition, are supposed to be muttering bitter observations in the background, not basking in the spotlight.
Lewis was enormously pleased with himself, basking in the attention from the New York media.
Not coincidentally, his weekly is basking in the spotlight—and racking up huge sales—while performing this “service.”
Sarah was basking in a kind of golden haze of glory—and who could blame her?
What a balmy serenity hovers around them—basking in the sunlight of undisturbed tranquillity.
We meet them in the shade of the woods, and have to pass them basking on the sea-shore.
They were basking, no doubt; but, for birds so wary, why did they not spring up and take to flight?
Also, a name in the south for the basking shark, from its habit of lying in the sunshine.
I frequently surprised them basking on the sand under the shade of a tree.
late 14c., basken "to wallow (in blood)," with loss of middle syllable, from Old Norse baðask "to bathe oneself," reflexive of baða "bathe" (see bathe). Modern meaning "soak up a flood of warmth" is apparently due to Shakespeare's use of the word in reference to sunshine in "As You Like It" (1600). Related: Basked; basking.