"I guess we got youse good an' proper at last," said Jake gloatingly.
Then gloatingly he picked up the fox, hesitated and picked up the rabbit.
He looked around him gloatingly and climbed into the little make-believe train, and smiled as he settled back in a seat.
"About three years, I'm thinking," the sergeant said gloatingly.
Sir Peregrine bent his eyes over them gloatingly, and took them up in his lean fingers.
"It is worth noting that the affair proves our strength," he said gloatingly.
He was leashed to a vile white dog, loathsomely fat, fiendishly ill-natured, gloatingly intractable toward his despised conductor.
"That will made the fighting all the better," gloatingly declared Dell.
Bassanio pleaded with Shylock for Antonios life, but Shylock gloatingly demanded his pound of flesh.
He began to plan, gloatingly, the thing he would carve out of a four-inch section of the plastic.
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."