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Pace (verb neuter)

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To Pace. v.n. [from the noun.]

  1. To move on slowly.

    He soft arrived on the grassie plain,
    And fairly paced forth with easy pain.

                    As we pac'd along
    Upon the giddy footing of the hatches,
    Methought, that Gloster stumbl'd.
    Shakesp. R. III.

                                I beheld
    Crispinus, both in birth and manners vile,
    Pacing in pomp with cloak of Tyrian dye,
    Chang'd oft a day.
    Dryden's Juvenal.

    The moon rose in the clearest sky I ever saw, by whose solemn light I paced on slowly without interruption. Pope.

    The nymph, obedient to divine command,
    To seek Ulysses, pac'd along the sand.

  2. To move.

    Remember well, with speed so pace,
    To speak of Perdita.
    Shakesp. Winter's Tale.

  3. [Used of horses.] To move by raising the legs on the same side together.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Shakespeare's Richard III (63) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Shakespeare's Winter's Tale (43)

Attributes: Verb Neuter (131)

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