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

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 The branding of the W.N.B.A. as the hottest league in any game continues apace, as does the growing convergence of fashion and sports. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 13 May 2024 Sempra officials said its other LNG projects are moving apace. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2024 The grim cadence of video game layoffs continues apace, but this latest news comes with a strange twist. Ash Parrish, The Verge, 12 Apr. 2024 China’s ongoing genocide of the Uyghurs — that’s not just our assessment, but the assessment of the U.S. government and the United Nations — continues apace, with the regime in Beijing brushing off criticism from beyond its borders. Jim Geraghty, National Review, 28 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for apace 

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Word History


Middle English, probably from Middle French à pas on step

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of apace was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Apace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apace. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: at a quick pace : fast
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