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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.]
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[C14: probably from Old French à pas, at a (good) pace]
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with speed; quickly; swiftly.
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|Adv.||1.||apace - with rapid movements; "he works quickly"|
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adverb (Literary) quickly, rapidly, swiftly, speedily, without delay, at full speed, expeditiously, posthaste, with dispatch Summer gallops on apace.
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In a rapid way:
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apace[əˈpeɪs] adv (= speedily, swiftly) [continue, proceed] → rapidement
Negotiations were continuing apace → Les négociations se poursuivaient rapidement.
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adv → geschwind (geh)
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apace[əˈpeɪs] adv (liter) → rapidamente
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