fixity


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Synonyms for fixity

the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment

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A tinge of wildness in her aspect was derived from the black veil hanging like a rag against her cheek, and from the fixity of her black gaze where the light of the room was absorbed and lost without the trace of a single gleam.
She paused, then, without giving any sign of distress, added, "It's so difficult," and looked at me with a strange fixity, as if watching for a sign of dissent or surprise.
And before the normal fixity of her enigmatical eyes the smoke of the cigarette ascended ceremonially, straight up, in a slender spiral.
In his functions, or in presence of strangers, he never laid aside the majesty that time had impressed upon his person; and the habit of frowning with his heavy eyebrows, contracting the wrinkles of his face, and giving to his eyes a Napoleonic fixity, made his manner of accosting others icy.
The fixity of her mood was broken by the action of walking.
Suppose we turn from outside estimates of a man, to wonder, with keener interest, what is the report of his own consciousness about his doings or capacity: with what hindrances he is carrying on his daily labors; what fading of hopes, or what deeper fixity of self-delusion the years are marking off within him; and with what spirit he wrestles against universal pressure, which will one day be too heavy for him, and bring his heart to its final pause.
Her victim tried to turn away, hiding her face in her hands and kneeling behind a woman; but the reptile, with unblinking eyes, stared on with such fixity that I could have sworn her vision penetrated the woman, and the girl's arms to reach at last the very center of her brain.
They stood looking into each other's eyes with a strange fixity, for what seemed an eternity, before any dared to move; and then, as though they feared what they should see, they bent over the form of the Outlaw of Torn for the first time.
He listened as well, but he stared, unconscious of the fixity of his gaze or of the fact that all that was essentially masculine in his nature was shining in his eyes.
"I think it's still the American dream, but I call it the dream deferred and it's deferred because of student loans, the lack of having a large amount of equity, and they also enjoy flexibility versus fixity," said Bozzuto.
Britain supported the Confederates' secessionist cause and the fixity of Blacks' thraldom in the South for the sustenance and growth of its cotton-dependent industry in Leeds and Manchester.
That's when exchange rate fixity was the order of the day.
From these strains, the percent fixity and recovery are defined as:
Compared to devices manufactured using traditional techniques, 3D printed gadgets can be made to individual specifications, while functioning better in terms of fixity, fitness, and breathability, ITRI official Hong Chi-pin noted.
Shape fixity (f), and shape recovery (RR) ratio of the blends was determined by the following equation [25, 26]