fixity fixity

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
  2. (n) the quality of being incapable of mutation

Usage(s):

  1. As they grow up, they go on looking at people and things as they did when they were children, with a certain ulterior fixity of attention.
  2. And do not call it fixity, Where past and future are gathered.
  3. D'Annunzio's poetic views on divorce were automatically supplanted by the bigoted fixity of the Italian Coda Civile.

Quotes

  1. Dr. Johanson described Darwin's realization as: "The best example I can think of is that bumper sticker: 'The mind is like a parachute: it only works when it's open.'" "Darwin left England believing in the fixity of species and returned from...
    on Jul 11, 2008 By: Donald Johanson Source: Martha's Vineyard Gazette

  2. "She fought for the right, time and time again, and opposed the moral fixity of the Victorian era, the unforgiving harshness and small-mindedness of rural Australia and its metropolitan hypocrisy and the smug, unyielding power of the church's male...
    on Dec 19, 2009 By: Mike Rann Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. We lack what Norman Manley called "fixity of purpose".
    on Jun 7, 2006 By: Norman Manley Source: Jamaica Observer

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