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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

  • 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.
  • 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 .

  • 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 Sydney Morning Herald Dec 19, 2009 37846 49069 fixity We lack what Norman Manley called fixity of purpose".

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