apace

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Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ pace, circa 1350.[1]

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apace (not comparable)

  1. Quickly, rapidly, with speed.
    Construction of the new offices is proceeding apace.
    • 1596, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 2:
      Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds.
    • 1850, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Blessed Damozel, lines 23-24:
      Nothing: the autumn fall of leaves.
      The whole year sets apace.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ apace” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).