• They began to pace up and down
    They began to pace up and down
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pacing walking with slow regular strides
    • n pacing (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.”
  • Stanley C. Gault
    Stanley C. Gault
    “You have to set the tone and the pace, define objectives and strategies, demonstrate through personal example what you expect from others.”
  • Frank Dane
    “Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “The decline in literature indicates a decline in the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Quite minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.”
  • Austin O'Malley
    “An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.”


At a snail's pace - If something moves at a snail's pace, it moves very slowly.
Gather pace - If events gather pace, they move faster.
Pick up the pace - To speed things up


In literature:

Her restraint made her all the more enchanting and he quickened his pace.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
Stinkfontein was about a thousand paces to the north of these ridges, and perhaps a few hundred paces farther from where Cronje was stationed.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
Kendric called sharply; the boy hastened his pace.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
And then, without touching Fouquet's hand, he turned his head aside, and stepped back a pace or two.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
And Charles paced and paced, and thought of many things.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
I don't see how they're goin' to keep up the pace with the cow along.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
The cat must be traveling at its best pace, Ross thought.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
To form the squad the instructor places himself 3 paces in front of where the center is to be and commands: Fall in.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
They passed through the gate, but could only drive at a slow pace.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
Barely six paces in front of him, and in the centre of a round garden-bed, a small girl was kneeling.
"The Blue Pavilions" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Nothing could exceed the horror with which he witnessed the exterior of his mansion, except the agony with which he paced through the interior.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
With Croxton boxed between them, Drew and the stranger matched pace at what was a lope rather than a gallop as Boyd ranged ahead.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
One evening Agatha paced the deck with Wyllard.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
She, at his side, kept the wild pace he set with a smooth motion of her own.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Keep on without noticing me; you can't walk at my pace, so I must take to yours.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
When he had finished packing he straightened himself; the dog was within a few paces of him.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
The others kept pace with the racing vehicle as the surefooted team tore down the slope.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Presently the children walked on and Huz softly pattered along a few paces in the rear.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
In his elegant apartment, at the further end of the corridor, the captain was pacing the floor, wild with his own thoughts.
"Kidnapped at the Altar" by Laura Jean Libbey
The orders were seventy paces to the minute with compass directing.
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley

In poetry:

"Thou would'st not look with such a puzzl'd air,
Upon my weary pace, and heavy eye,
If thou didst know the cause of my despair,
The stem, substantial, solid reason why.
"The Teacher" by Thomas Frederick Young
Who weds me must at least with equal pace
Sometimes move with me at my being's height:
To follow him to his more glorious place,
His purer atmosphere, were keen delight.
"A Loyal Woman's No" by Lucy Larcom
On sunny noons upon the deck's smooth face,
Linked arm in arm, how pleasant here to pace!
Or, o'er the stern reclining, watch below
The foaming wake far widening as we go.
"Where Lies The Land To Which The Ship Would Go" by Arthur Hugh Clough
"The tortoise and the hare, Tom,
Set out, at each his pace;
The hare it was the fleeter,
The tortoise won the race;
And since the world's beginning
This ever was the case.
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
And now a murm'ring throng advanc'd,
And howlings echoed round them:
Now GOLFRE tried the path to pace,
His feet seem'd rooted to the place,
As though a spell had bound them.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
The sun was low and crimson-faced
As two came that way from the town,
And plunged into the wood untraced….
When separately therefrom they paced
The sun had quite gone down.
"In The Days Of Crinoline" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Race Director Jim Stasaitis told WIBX that at this pace, the Boilermaker will "sell out" by the end of the month.
It's all about the pacing.
But health information typically moves at the pace of the receptionist at your doctor's office.
"I don't know if the other caddies would have been able to keep pace with him for 10 rounds.".
Tom Gannam/APArizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell is on pace for his best season in the NFL.
Pace Center Fund Raiser at Broadway Palm.
Angelica Maggio shot a 44-46 (90) to pace the Tigers.
Soybean, Canola Pace Specialty Oils.
Your pace is beautiful these days, but there's a certain way you have of dealing with situations that you're trying to work on.
Richard Stellner Climbers go through their paces at Horsethief Butte in the Columbia Gorge, not far from where two people fell to their deaths over the weekend.
The pace of life crawled delightfully slowly there.
He jumped in at mile five and kept pace for eight miles.
As Hurricane Isaac continues its slow pace over the city, New Orleans' drainage system is pumping at full capacity while battling intermittent power outages, Sewerage & Water Board Executive Director Marcia St Martin said.
In our fast paced lives, even expectant mothers might like to speed things up a bit, and have their babies just a little early, by C-section.
Come enjoy the music of Audrey Ryan and Rachel Efron, appearing together at the Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton (PACE) on May 6 at 8 pm Tickets are $7 or $6 for members.

In science:

Programming browser-native technology cross-browser is still rather complex and cumbersome since web technology is moving at such a pace that standards are being agreed upon along the way after implementation.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Future works Since browser development happens at a rapid pace it would be nice to perform the same set of experiments in about a year.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
The standard errors in the tables are sufficient for the original purpose, to show the pace of development of astrometric accuracy over very long periods of time.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
D n + An , as the dimensions of the matrices go to infinity at the same pace.
A CLT for Information-theoretic statistics of Non-centered Gram random matrices
Since the seminal work of Telatar , the study of the mutual information In (ρ) of a MIMO channel (and other performance indicators) in the regime where the dimensions of the gain matrix grow to infinity at the same pace has turned to be extremely fruitful.
A CLT for Information-theoretic statistics of Non-centered Gram random matrices
Such a dip may represent shorter, faster-paced and more intensive conversations associated with workrelated communications, versus more extended, slower, and longer interactions associated with social discourse.
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
Let us conclude by saying that the pace of development in MC research appears to be quickening to the extent that we may not want to wait another decade to meet again.
Conference Summary: Magellanic System - Stars, Gas and Galaxies
The situation with observations continues to improve at a rapid pace.
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
Pace and Salvan (Theorem 7.2) showed that in transformation models all invariant statistics are distribution ai = (cid:98)P −1 constant, i.e., their distributions do not depend on θ .
Modified likelihood ratio tests in heteroskedastic multivariate regression models with measurement error
Let M denote all the modeling assumptions—de finitions of the sample and parameter s paces, description of the connection between the model and the data, and summaries of any relevant prior information (parameter constraints or results of other measurements).
Bayesian astrostatistics: a backward look to the future
If a thermodynamic star loses its energy at a rapidly increasing pace as determined by its rapidly rising temperature, it may explode — i.e. reach negative temperatures before losing all of its energy and then disintegrate into small pieces as discussed in the previous section.
Teaching the third law of thermodynamics
As pointed out by Pace et al. (2011) replacing H (θ) with ˆH (θ) is not an issue in hypothesis testing.
Prepivoting composite score statistics by weighted bootstrap iteration
Pace, L., Salvan, A., and Sartori, N. (2011).
Prepivoting composite score statistics by weighted bootstrap iteration
Pace, R.K. and LeSage, J.P. (2004) Chebyshev approximation of log-determinants of spatial weights matrices, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 45, 179-196.
Spatial Discrete Choice and Spatial Limited Dependent Variable Models: a review with an emphasis on the use in Regional Health Economics
Smith, T.E. and LeSage, J.P. (2004) A Bayesian probit model with spatial dependencies. In LeSage, J.P. and Pace, R.K. (Eds.), Spatial and Spatiotemporal Econometrics, 18. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Nethelands, pp. 127–160.
Spatial Discrete Choice and Spatial Limited Dependent Variable Models: a review with an emphasis on the use in Regional Health Economics