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.]
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apace

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

(əˈpeɪs)

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

adverb (Literary) quickly, rapidly, swiftly, speedily, without delay, at full speed, expeditiously, posthaste, with dispatch Summer gallops on apace.
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apace

adverb
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Translations

apace

[əˈpeɪs] ADV (frm) → aprisa, rápidamente
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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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apace

advgeschwind (geh)
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apace

[əˈpeɪs] adv (liter) → rapidamente
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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.
Then "alas" and "pass" do not rime with "case" and "apace," nor do "comfort" and "port." I point these things out, so that later on you may see for yourselves how much more polished and elegant a thing the sonnet becomes.
With the foremast in, the work now went on apace. Almost before I knew it, and without one serious hitch, I had the mainmast stepped.
"I thank you, sirs," said Don Quixote; "but I cannot stop for an instant, for sad thoughts and unhappy circumstances force me to seem discourteous and to travel apace;" and spurring Rocinante he pushed on, leaving them wondering at what they had seen and heard, at his own strange figure and at the shrewdness of his servant, for such they took Sancho to be; and another of them observed, "If the servant is so clever, what must the master be?
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 darkness grew apace; a cold wind began to blow in freshening gusts from the east, and the showering white flakes in the air increased in number.
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. Her outline on the mountain he can trace, Now leans she from the tower in moonlight pale.
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.
I beg leave to assure you, sir, that I take your advice much kinder than your generous offer with which you concluded it; for, as you are pleased to say, sir, it is an instance of your opinion of my understanding."--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."
All day long she sat, and now evening came apace, and the noise of battle drew near, swelled, and sank, and died away.