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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FIXITY

There are two ways in which a language may attain permanence or fixity.

I responded to his words and to the fixity of his gaze by silence.

“It is all tomfoolery,” John answered with fixity of 139 purpose.

Esthetic imagination,contrasted to mechanical, 264;Fixity of, 264.

Thus it happened that the fixity of his gaze was intensified.

The persistence and fixity of the phenomenon excluded any idea of hallucination.

He had no fixity of purpose, no anchor of righteousness that held him.

You have your mother's sweet disposition, and also I think my fixity of purpose.

He had a fixity of purpose; not too much purpose, but so fixed.

But to my mind there is no fixity, no absolute truth in any form of religious dogma.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s in physics; general use from 1791; see fix + -ity.

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