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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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The ransomware scourge continues apace, with new local governments and municipalities suffering particularly visible attacks every month. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Security News This Week: China Distributes Spyware at Its Border and Beyond," 6 July 2019 Even though the former ally against the Nazis predictably became America’s new global enemy, the pattern of personal diplomacy with the Soviets established by FDR continued apace. Justin D. Shapiro, National Review, "In Defense of Diplomacy with Despots, from 1776 to Today," 2 July 2019 Though Mueller’s investigation is over, more than a dozen state and federal inquiries into the president and his affairs continue apace. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Ex-President Trump on Trial," 18 June 2019 Russia and Iran's plans to cordon themselves off from the rest of the internet continue apace, a dangerous fragmentation. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "Security News This Week: Cryptocurrency Company Hacks Itself Before Hackers Can Hack It," 8 June 2019 The jockeying to replace Gordon Smith at the USTA continues apace. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "50 Parting Thoughts From the 2019 French Open: Rafa, Barty and So Much More," 9 June 2019 Meanwhile, induction ceremonies continued apace that day at the St. Paul Armory. Nick Woltman, Twin Cities, "75 years ago, St. Paulites greeted D-Day with ‘grim mindfulness of its cost’," 6 June 2019 The deal is the latest in a now very long line of similar partnerships between car companies and tech companies as the two industries move apace toward the goal of truly autonomous vehicles. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Audi taps Huawei to help power self-driving cars in China," 12 Oct. 2018 And, with the festivities at Sandringham on the horizon, the royal Christmas season continues apace. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside the Queen’s Annual Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace," 19 Dec. 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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