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

Example Sentences

Development on the project continued apace. the end of another year is hastening apace
Recent Examples on the Web Record support from central banks will continue apace, keeping interest rates near rock bottom and supporting financial conditions. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 9 June 2020 In New York, which did not close theaters or halls, concert life mostly continued apace. William Robin, New York Times, 6 May 2020 While Italy’s infection rate is showing signs of flattening, the U.S. numbers continue apace. David Rovella, Bloomberg.com, 8 May 2020 With nothing but whispers to suggest danger, holiday parties and celebrations proceeded apace the week before the Chinese New Year. Laurent Hébert-dufresne And Vicky Chuqiao Yang, STAT, 7 Apr. 2020 Early voters in his city had been proceeding apace. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2020 Poland’s deputy science minister Wojciech Maksymowicz has just called for postponement of the May 10 presidential elections there, explaining that proceeding apace during the pandemic isn’t realistic. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, 30 Mar. 2020 One thing that is heartening is that renewals are proceeding apace for next season. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 19 Mar. 2020 But Weiner stayed in his role and everything proceeded apace. Nicholas Thompson, Wired, 5 Feb. 2020 See More

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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 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

: at a quick pace : fast
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