from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. At a rapid pace; swiftly.
  • adv. In such a way or at such a speed as to keep up the requisite momentum; abreast.

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  • adv. Quickly, rapidly, with speed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With a quick pace; quick; fast; speedily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • At a footpace; leisurely.
  • At a quick pace; with speed; quickly; swiftly; speedily; fast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with rapid movements


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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a- +‎ pace, circa 1350.


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  • Here let me breathe my last: envy me not

    This minute in your arms: I’ll die apace,

    As fast as e’er I can, and end your trouble.

    - John Dryden, 'All for Love'.

    September 20, 2009

  • with speed; quickly; swiftly

    March 18, 2009