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 ?
I would fain be assured that I am growing apace and rankly, though my very growth disturb this dull equanimity--though it be with struggle through long, dark, muggy nights or seasons of gloom.
All day long she sat, and now evening came apace, and the noise of battle drew near, swelled, and sank, and died away.
With this and other talk of the same sort master and man passed the night, till Sancho, perceiving that daybreak was coming on apace, very cautiously untied Rocinante and tied up his breeches.
Another summer passed on apace, and still neither King nor Sheriff nor Bishop could catch the outlaws, who, meanwhile, thrived and prospered mightily in their outlawry.
And still the figure had no face by which he might know it; even in his dreams, it had no face, or one that baffled him and melted before his eyes; and thus it was that there sprang up and grew apace in the lawyer's mind a singularly strong, almost an inordinate, curiosity to behold the features of the real Mr.
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.
The Nemesis of the delicate ones was creeping on apace.
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.
My house grew apace and I became a great man among the Cretans, but when Jove counselled that terrible expedition, in which so many perished, the people required me and Idomeneus to lead their ships to Troy, and there was no way out of it, for they insisted on our doing so.
It was the last of the regiment's stay in Meryton, and all the young ladies in the neighbourhood were drooping apace.
Bede, you're one o' them as mounts hup'ards apace," he said, when Adam sat down.
He grows apace, but he is the same Friend of the Stars as brought me true word of the war.