with speed; quickly; swiftly.

1275–1325; Middle English a pas(e) at a (good) pace. See a-1, pace

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apace (əˈpeɪs)
quickly; rapidly
[C14: probably from Old French à pas, at a (good) pace]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from a- (1) "on" + pace (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Winter began snapping pictures, flash attachment firing apace.
But nonetheless the spreading of misinformation goes apace.
Tropical rainforests may morph into completely new ecosystems if climate change
  continues apace, researchers report.
Although the solar doldrums described last month have continued apace, there
  are signs that the sun is stirring from its slumber.
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