Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

Middle English a pas, from Old French : a, to (from Latin ad; see ad-) + pas, step; see pace1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
a- +‎ pace, circa 1350. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Christians, were hastening to their own ruin apace, both efficiently and meritoriously, were setting both God and man against them; see 1

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • None of Bacon's writings gives in short apace so vivid a picture of his tastes and aspirations as this fragment of the plan of an ideal commonwealth.

    New Atlantis

  • Government had reached agreement on all issues with Telkom's strategic equity partner, Thintana, and preparations were "apace" for the listing.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But with immigration from heavily Catholic nations continuing apace, the Latinoization of the American Catholic Church will only be accelerated.

    American Grace

  • Federal regulators sought Wednesday to prevent the growing furor over improper foreclosures from escalating, pressing mortgage lenders to replace flawed and fraudulent court documents while insisting that foreclosures continue apace.

    U.S. to lenders: No moratorium, but fix the mess

  • The time for those companies who value their staff and their business to shine and grow apace with social media and all the benefits of such.

    Ban social media, lose the marketing war, lose staff « pwcom 2.0

  • At the end of the 19th century, the Civil War was still a recent memory, industrialization was proceeding apace and immigrants were streaming into the country.

    One Nation, Indivisible

  • Mankind has prospered from science, but prosperity will endure only if institutional innovation keeps apace of technological innovation.

    The Prize in Economics 2009 - Presentation Speech

  • Dawg is pleased to see the love fest between Espernza and Manuel continues apace but this is about something else.

    Page 2

  • Here Leavy quotes Richard Gartner, author of Betrayed as Boys, "the definitive book on male survivors of childhood sexual abuse," a person who is well aware of just how many people will let the greatest atrocities proceed apace:

    Stanton Peele: How the Community Knew About Sandusky

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.


  • 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