\ ə-ˈpās How to pronounce apace (audio) \

Definition of apace

1 : at a quick pace : swiftly growing apace
2 : abreast used with of or withtrying to keep apace with changes in technology

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Examples of apace in a Sentence

Development on the project continued apace. the end of another year is hastening apace
Recent Examples on the Web Record support from central banks will continue apace, keeping interest rates near rock bottom and supporting financial conditions. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "These 3 things need to be true for stocks to make sense," 9 June 2020 In New York, which did not close theaters or halls, concert life mostly continued apace. William Robin, New York Times, "The 1918 Pandemic’s Impact on Music? Surprisingly Little," 6 May 2020 While Italy’s infection rate is showing signs of flattening, the U.S. numbers continue apace. David Rovella, Bloomberg.com, "Your Evening Briefing," 8 May 2020 With nothing but whispers to suggest danger, holiday parties and celebrations proceeded apace the week before the Chinese New Year. Laurent Hébert-dufresne And Vicky Chuqiao Yang, STAT, "Misinformation about an outbreak like Covid-19 is important public health data," 7 Apr. 2020 Early voters in his city had been proceeding apace. New York Times, "Our 2020 Election Guide," 6 Apr. 2020 Poland’s deputy science minister Wojciech Maksymowicz has just called for postponement of the May 10 presidential elections there, explaining that proceeding apace during the pandemic isn’t realistic. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The coronavirus crisis has been a huge boon to Israel’s Netanyahu," 30 Mar. 2020 One thing that is heartening is that renewals are proceeding apace for next season. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Dallas Opera faces myriad challenges in shutting down a season," 19 Mar. 2020 But Weiner stayed in his role and everything proceeded apace. Nicholas Thompson, Wired, "Jeff Weiner Updates His LinkedIn Profile," 5 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of apace

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for apace

Middle English, probably from Middle French à pas on step

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“Apace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apace. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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: at a fast speed or pace

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