apace


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a·pace

 (ə-pās′)
adv.
1. At a rapid pace; swiftly.
2. In such a way or at such a speed as to keep up the requisite momentum; abreast.

[Middle English a pas, from Old French : a, to (from Latin ad; see ad-) + pas, step; see pace1.]

apace

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

a•pace

(əˈpeɪs)

adv.
with speed; quickly; swiftly.
[1275–1325; Middle English a pas(e) at a (good) pace. See a-1, pace1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.apace - with rapid movementsapace - with rapid movements; "he works quickly"

apace

apace

adverb
Translations

apace

[əˈpeɪs] ADV (frm) → aprisa, rápidamente

apace

[əˈpeɪs] adv (= speedily, swiftly) [continue, proceed] → rapidement
Negotiations were continuing apace → Les négociations se poursuivaient rapidement.

apace

advgeschwind (geh)

apace

[əˈpeɪs] adv (liter) → rapidamente
References in classic literature ?
Themistocles made Xerxes, king of Persia, post apace out of Grecia, by giving out, that the Grecians had a purpose to break his bridge of ships, which he had made athwart Hellespont.
Impatience grew apace, when, on the 2nd of July, they learned that a steamer of the line of San Francisco, from California to Shanghai, had seen the animal three weeks before in the North Pacific Ocean.
In all the clouds he sees her light robes trail, And roses seem beholden to her face; O'er scented balustrade the scented gale Blows warm from Spring, and dew-drops form apace.
Bede, you're one o' them as mounts hup'ards apace," he said, when Adam sat down.
Six thousand spent the winter of 1897 in Dawson, work on the creeks went on apace, while beyond the passes it was reported that one hundred thousand more were waiting for the spring.
Here her tears flowing apace, she stopped a few moments, and then proceeded thus:--"Indeed, sir, your kindness overcomes me; but I will endeavour to deserve this good opinion: for if I have the understanding you are so kindly pleased to allow me, such advice cannot be thrown away upon me.
Nay, sir," says he, "don't be angry, for 'tis an army, and a fleet too: for I believe there are a thousand canoes, and you may see them paddle along, for they are coming towards us apace.
The weather continued calm, and they came on apace towards us, so I gave orders to come to an anchor, and furl all our sails; as for the savages, I told them they had nothing to fear but fire, and therefore they should get their boats out, and fasten them, one close by the head and the other by the stern, and man them both well, and wait the issue in that posture: this I did, that the men in the boats might he ready with sheets and buckets to put out any fire these savages might endeavour to fix to the outside of the ship.
All day long she sat, and now evening came apace, and the noise of battle drew near, swelled, and sank, and died away.
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Gottcher in particular appeals as a horse who could turn the tables with Apace today, especially as the handicapper has deemed that he can race on 4lb better terms.