\ə-ˈpās \

Definition of apace 

1 : at a quick pace : swiftly growing apace

2 : abreast used with of or with trying 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

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With diplomacy moving apace to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Northeast Asia has been bracing for something few had thought likely just months ago: a reduction or withdrawal of US troops from South Korea. Choe Sang-hun And Motoko Rich, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump says troop removal not part of Korean talks," 4 May 2018 After years of uneven progress, construction is now proceeding apace, and Egyptian officials say the building should be completed by the end of 2018, with a public opening sometime next year. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Sarcophagus Found. Contents Unknown. (‘No Guessing, Please.’)," 13 July 2018 As the Queen’s reign continues apace, perhaps one day there will be a meeting with a 13th president. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "A Look Back at All of Queen Elizabeth's Presidential Meetings," 13 July 2018 There’s already a 5-4 conservative majority on those, so conservative rulings like the ones Kennedy wrote or joined in DC v. Heller, Citizens United, or Hobby Lobby will continue apace. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "America under Brett Kavanaugh," 11 July 2018 Data breaches have continued apace in 2018, but their quiet cousin, data exposure, has been prominent this year as well. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far," 9 July 2018 The great geezer renaissance in men’s tennis continues apace. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Rafael Nadal in Paris: This One Goes to Eleven," 10 June 2018 But experts say the question is when, not if, tariffs will become an economic headwind if the increased imposition of tariffs continues apace. NBC News, "Trade war threatens continued job growth, economists say," 6 July 2018 Along with embracing a new platform, the show has tried—with mixed results—to keep apace with the culture outside of the Trump-o-sphere. Joanna Robinson, HWD, "S.N.L. Struggles to Find Its Identity in the Era of Trump Fatigue," 17 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of apace

: at a fast speed or pace

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a state of commotion or excitement

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