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

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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However, rumours of a move to Bayern Munich are continuing apace. SI.com, "Leroy Sane 'Fine' Following Injury Scare Amid Talk of Agreed Contract With Bayern Munich," 4 Aug. 2019 That quest continues apace, but meanwhile, the photos offer a unique glimpse into the everyday lives of gay people in a time that is too often construed as little more than a waiting period before the social upheavals of the ‘60s. John Paul Brammer, NBC News, "Have you seen these men? Search is on for gay couple denied 1957 wedding pics," 25 July 2019 And in June, Prada’s 21st century evolution continued apace with the launch of Re-Nylon, an eco-friendly line of iconic bag silhouettes executed in a progressive new nylon, Econyl, a 100% regenerated fiber from fishnets and other nylon excess. Channing Hargrove, refinery29.com, "Watch Prada Reinvent Its Iconic Nylon Bag With Adut Akech — & An Eco-Friendly Touch," 25 July 2019 That trend continued apace this quarter at just $250 million. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Tesla loses $408 million in Q2 2019," 24 July 2019 View Sample Sign Up Now Business has continued apace at the Pentagon, but the building has lacked an authoritative voice in policy matters since Mattis, a retired four-star Marine general, left the Administration. W.j. Hennigan, Time, "The Pentagon Finally Has a Permanent Defense Secretary. Here's What to Know About Mark Esper," 23 July 2019 In the meantime, efforts to publicly discredit the Saudi government’s policies have continued apace. Washington Post, "Saudi Arabia invited global press freedom group to the kingdom after Khashoggi killing," 10 July 2019 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

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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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to shake or wave menacingly

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