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[uh-peys] /əˈpeɪs/
with speed; quickly; swiftly.
Origin of apace
1275-1325; Middle English a pas(e) at a (good) pace. See a-1, pace Unabridged
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Examples from the web for apace
  • 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.
  • In order for organic chemistry to proceed apace there needs to be a mixing, a constant turnover and exposure.
  • From then on his military and literary careers proceeded apace.
  • It is impossible to conduct a serious discussion on ending the occupation while settlement expansion proceeds apace.
  • Civil society began to grow, and popular calls for more rights and more political freedom have grown apace.
  • During all these years corruption grew apace in the city government.
  • The process of reclaiming photography's history from the mists of neglect continues apace.
British Dictionary definitions for apace


quickly; rapidly
Word Origin
C14: probably from Old French à pas, at a (good) pace
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Word Origin and History for apace

mid-14c., from a pace, literally "at a pace," but usually with a sense of "at a good pace," from a- (1) "on" + pace (n.).

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