\ 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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The Linked Accounts feature on Instagram appears designed to funnel traffic to Facebook, where user growth has flatlined, as Instagram’s growth continues apace. Wired, "On Instagram, 'Unlink Account' Won't Unlink You From Facebook," 28 Aug. 2019 While Europa Clipper’s development has proceeded apace, however, the SLS rocket has remained mired in setbacks and was arrogated by the Artemis lunar program instigated by the Trump administration. Jillian Kramer, Scientific American, "NASA Has Committed to a Rocket for the Europa Mission—and It Won’t Be Ready on Time," 20 Aug. 2019 That is largely attributed to the shale oil boom that began late in George W. Bush’s administration and proceeded apace during the Obama years. Seth Borenstein, The Denver Post, "Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs," 13 July 2019 If legalization continues apace, cannabis restaurants might eventually become as normal as wine bars. Author: Maura Judkis, Anchorage Daily News, "Cannabis restaurants are coming to California, with ‘budtenders’ and ‘flower’ service," 16 Aug. 2019 Israel’s wholesale embrace of Trump at the expense of broader support within the American political landscape will continue apace. Michael J. Koplow, The New Republic, "Israel’s Decision to Ban U.S. Congresswomen Is Self-Defeating," 15 Aug. 2019 Somehow, as Syria’s descent into the abyss continues apace, the scope of the calamity that has already come to pass is difficult to gauge. Brian Stewart, National Review, "For Sama: A Chronicle of the Syrian Tragedy," 10 Aug. 2019 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

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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 make a temporary encampment

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