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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 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 Despite the pressure, the measure has advanced apace in the Legislative Assembly. Javier Cordoba, Fox News, "Costa Rica shaken by rare and unruly unrest, labor strike," 14 Sep. 2018 However, the fact that the AP’s rankings continue apace confounds Kramer. Ross Dellenger, SI.com, "Inside the AP's Fateful 2004 Decision to Withdraw Its Poll From the BCS Formula," 12 July 2018 While diplomats say cooperation on day-to-day issues continues apace between U.S. and Mexican agencies, the bilateral relationship since has largely been anchored by Videgaray. Dudley Althaus, Washington Post, "Mexico’s leftist president-elect begins his outreach to the U.S. and Trump," 6 July 2018 Such connectors are among the reasons US-India relations, a quiet triumph of American diplomacy, should be developing apace. The Economist, "The Indian-American underachiever," 28 June 2018 But Obama’s words in Virginia on Monday ring truer than ever: Whether this hateful rhetoric will continue apace all depends, in part, on Tuesday’s outcome. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Barack Obama Surprised Campaign Workers With Donuts (Michelle Said It’s Okay)," 5 Nov. 2018 China loosened lending conditions this week even as the Federal Reserve has signaled its rate increases would continue apace. Mike Bird, WSJ, "Worst Hit in Global Markets Rout: Tech and China," 11 Oct. 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 sum of money that is sent as a payment

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