gloried


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glo·ry

 (glôr′ē)
n. pl. glo·ries
1. Great honor, praise, or distinction accorded by common consent; renown.
2. Something conferring honor or renown.
3. A highly praiseworthy asset: Your wit is your crowning glory.
4. Adoration, praise, and thanksgiving offered in worship.
5. Majestic beauty and splendor; resplendence: The sun set in a blaze of glory.
6. The splendor and bliss of heaven; perfect happiness.
7. A height of achievement, enjoyment, or prosperity: ancient Rome in its greatest glory.
8. A halo, nimbus, or aureole. Also called gloriole.
intr.v. glo·ried, glo·ry·ing, glo·ries
To rejoice triumphantly; exult: a sports team that gloried in its hard-won victory.

[Middle English glorie, from Old French, from Latin glōria.]
References in classic literature ?
He would either have gloried in the achievement, or been ashamed of it.
Elinor gloried in his integrity; and Marianne forgave all his offences in compassion for his punishment.
She, who so gloried in my fame, and so looked forward to its augmentation, well knew that I would labour on.