In a nimble or agile manner; with quickness and lightness and ease; SYN. nimbly.
ETYM Old Eng. anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one (moment), from AS. on in + ân one. Related to On and One.
1. At another time.
2. (Old-fashioned or informal) In a little while.
3. At once; immediately.
4. Archaic, presently; as soon as possible; at a later date.
ETYM Pref. a- + pace. Old Eng. a pas at a walk, in which a is the article. Related to Pace.
With a quick pace; quick; fast; speedily.