: moving or progressing at a stated speed
used in combination
a fast-paced action movie
… this slow-paced city of courtly manners and stately architecture …Alison Gregor
People who like escapist fiction want a quick-paced read that will entertain and provide certain personal requisites.Ronn Kaiser

Examples of paced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mitchell mentioned that fast paced, out of control play could hurt against a solid defensive squad such as Wylie. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 Feb. 2024 The world of a footballer, or soccer player as many Americans may call it, is fast paced. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 7 Feb. 2024 Slow Horses is clever, well paced, sure of its own voice, and more than a little addictive. J. Oliver Conroy, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 Because of the show’s editing process, which tends to be very high paced and rigid to move storyline along, Aspen and several other cast members filmed scenes that did not make it on-air. Taylor Crumpton, Essence, 19 Jan. 2024 Kensho Watanabe, in the pit, led a confidently paced, vibrantly colored performance. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2023 It’s perfectly paced, extremely funny, and fills in many gaps in a story that has been subjected to an unholy amount of reporting. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2023 That said, director Megan Bunn’s production is tuneful and well paced, and a few strong performances bring out the story’s pathos and enduring resonance. Celia Wren, Washington Post, 7 July 2023 This was going to be faster paced, more contentious. Luke Broadwater, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1523, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paced was circa 1523

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“Paced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paced. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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