apace
Pronunciation
  • (RP, GA) IPA: /əˈpeɪs/
Adverb

apace (not comparable)

  1. Quickly, rapidly, with speed.
    Construction of the new offices is proceeding apace.
    • 1850, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Blessed Damozel, The Germ; reprinted in Poems [Collection of British and American Authors; 1380], copyright edition, Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1873, OCLC 933409239 ↗, page 2 ↗, lines 19–24:
      (To one, it is ten years of years.
      ... Yet now, and in this place,
      Surely she leaned o'er me—her hair
      Fell all about my face. ...
      Nothing: the autumn fall of leaves.
      The whole year sets apace.)
    • 1954, C. S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy, Collins, 1998, Chapter 1,
      Twilight was coming on apace and a star or two was already out, but the remains of the sunset could still be seen in the west.
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