with exultant, often mischievous joy or delight; merrily: My little niece snapped a photo of her mama and gleefully showed us the image she just captured.
- un·glee·ful·ly, adverb
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How to use gleefully in a sentence
I would take them often for sunrise beach runs, imagining they were gleeful in returning to their Caribbean roots, and Scout would leap to the top of the dunes, Teddy clambering behind.I have the pandemic to thank for this precious time with my old hound, Teddy | Diana Nyad | December 21, 2020 | Washington Post
For Mitch McConnell to shout gleefully requires some effort.
ISIS, for its part, claims to have slaughtered some 1,700 Iraqi soldiers and has gleefully focused their fire at children.
Which brings it back to the evolving Juggalos, who will always sit gleefully on the margins despite growing public attention.A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos | Steve Miller | July 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Certainly there are some Asians who have gleefully embraced the image of being the diligent worker bee.Model Minority Rage: Why the Hulk Should Be an Asian Guy | Arthur Chu | July 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The wing of the GOP that favors corporate business over free markets has gleefully worked against union interests at every turn.The Conservative Case for Unions After the Harris v. Quinn Decision | James Poulos | July 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then she set a second, and a third, holding up her grimy fingers gleefully.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
Then Richard swung his wife into the saddle, and Rollo pranced gleefully as he took the road with his precious burden.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
They rode across the plain, singing their war songs, and old Ghost Bear cackled gleefully as he heard them.Three Sioux Scouts | Elmer Russell Gregor
And the little boy, not understanding, repeated gleefully and senselessly, "It's dadda; it's dadda."The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
"I can hear the cheering in the Republican camp this morning," remarked another voice gleefully.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson