With an instant speed quick fast quickly
- (poetic, literary) quickly
- with rate
- With a fast speed; fast; quickly; quickly.
mid-14c., from a pace, virtually "at a pace," but often with a feeling of "at an excellent speed," from a- (1) "on" + pace (n.).
(adv.) With a quick pace; quick; fast; speedily.
The sinking sound of melting snow is heard in all dells, and the ice dissolves apace in the ponds.