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  • n  the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
  • n  the quality of being incapable of mutation
    Darwin challenged the fixity of species

  • And how all thought of fixity in anything had disappeared as a ridiculous illusion intended, maybe, by something to fool man into the belief that his world here, his physical .
  • She was capable of emotional fixity that makes the poems written just before her suicide in 1963 nearly unbearable: pictures of rage and despair drawn virtually in words of one .
  • 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.
Quotes

  • Donald Johanson in Martha's Vineyard Gazette
    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...
  • Norman Manley in Jamaica Observer
    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... Mike Rann http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Rann&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFfeHPphFfA3c2OtjdSltIjq-Alug Sydney Morning Herald http://www.google.com/url?q=http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/mackillop-an-inspiration-to-all-aussies-20091220-l74p.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE7lrH0_S66Bmu5Gl0XkHjlPgUkNw Dec 19, 2009 37846 49069 fixity We lack what Norman Manley called fixity of purpose".

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