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  1. having a specified or indicated pace (usually used in combination):


  2. counted out or measured by paces. pace.
  3. run at a pace set by a pacesetter.

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Other Words From

  • un·paced adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of paced1

First recorded in 1575–85; pace 1 + -ed 3
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Example Sentences

Grover Gardner narrates this fast-paced, touching and often funny novel with his usual clarity and panache.

The book is wide-ranging, fast-paced and highly entertaining, covering aspects of evolution, extinction, geology and climate change.

In fast-paced, short chapters, Maraniss writes of Burke’s pain and of his legacy.

Nonetheless, this fast-paced and well-researched book underscores how the nation’s legal and political systems struggle to hold the most powerful elected leaders responsible for their crimes.

This might sound slow-paced, but it could bring in significant economic benefits.

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In The Lodger an ominous character paced the floor, which Hitchcock constructed of glass.

It is a joy to watch Shafer seamlessly work incisive commentary on contemporary life into a fast-paced spine-chiller.

“The good news is everything is really fast paced on the Internet,” she said.

The novel is a tautly paced thriller, but it also packs a searing satire of the much-ballyhooed modern world we live in.

The Sud Express dining car served a seven-course lunch, paced gracefully to last most of the journey.

It was a difficulty foreseen long ago in Socialist discussions, but never completely met by the thorough-paced Communist.

I joined him without speaking, and in silence we paced side by side for another quarter of an hour.

At a little distance from them, Garnache paced up and down to keep himself warm.

But Harris, exhausted and shaken as he was to the very core, paced by his side, only half listening.

The revelation was made soon after tea, when she sidled close up to him as they paced slowly along the sea-front in the dusk.





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