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apace Line breaks: apace
Pronunciation: /əˈpeɪs/

Definition of apace in English:


Swiftly; quickly: work continues apace
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  • Work on the last minute feature continues apace, with it being dropped onto the page and lined up nicely today, and almost ready for proofing by six.
  • There was no hard landing and housing construction continued apace.
  • Plans are continuing apace for the Fairymount National School centenary celebrations later in the year.
quickly, fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, briskly, without delay, post-haste, expeditiously, at full speed, at full tilt
informal at warp speed
British informal at a rate of knots


Late Middle English: from Old French a pas 'at (a considerable) pace'.

Words that rhyme with apace

abase, ace, backspace, base, bass, brace, case, chase, dace, efface, embrace, encase, enchase, enlace, face, grace, interlace, interspace, in-your-face, lace, mace, misplace, outface, outpace, pace, place, plaice, race, space, Thrace, trace, upper case
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