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synonyms for idee-fixe

  • compulsion
  • fetish
  • fixation
  • infatuation
  • irresistible impulse
  • mania
  • monomania
  • obsession
  • obsessive compulsion
  • one-track mind
  • preoccupation
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How to use idee-fixe in a sentence

From him I learned that the occasion was neither a full-dress ball nor a chance gathering of a jour fixe, but a musical matinee.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
When I was helpin' draw rations yesterday, I looked at the pork barrels, and got an idee that one of them'd make a good chimney.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
Both iv us gives ye something that cures ye iv th' idee that th' pain in ye'er chest is pnoomony iv th' lungs.
MR. DOOLEY SAYSFINLEY DUNNE
"Not a bad idee," said the Deacon approvingly, as he poked the ashes in his pipe with his little finger.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
They want to run away from their master, but they hain't nary idee whar to go when they run away.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
I guess ol' Dan's the idee, if you can drive him; he's a ring-tailed snorter.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
They've got a pretty good idee o' my jedgment 'bout mortgages.
THE CALICO CATCHARLES MINER THOMPSON
Once I had an idee I was about as lively as they make 'em, but things has knocked it out of me,—a good many kind of things.
ALL HE KNEWJOHN HABBERTON
A man with one idee alwus put me in mind ov an old goose a tryin to hatch out a paving stun.
JOSH BILLINGS, HIZ SAYINGSHENRY WHEELER SHAW
The idee that yu kant hav a bonnet az good as Sal Parker haz got, iz darned likely.
JOSH BILLINGS, HIZ SAYINGSHENRY WHEELER SHAW
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