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Definition of apace adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

apace

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//əˈpeɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpeɪs//
 
(formal)
 
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at a fast speed; quickly to continue/grow/proceed/develop apace The privatization of state companies continued apace. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French a pas ‘at (a considerable) pace’.
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