Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

The state of being fixed; permanence; fixedness; stability.

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Usage examples "fixity":

  1. Idly drifting on the slow glassy flood, we seemed only an incidental portion of this dream in which the deepest passions of man were bodied forth in eternal fixity. - "The River and I", John G. Neihardt.
  2. Her face was calm, her eyes looked into space with a certain fixity, but she was not cataleptic, for she was humming a rustic tune; her right hand wrote quickly, and, as it were, surreptitiously. - "Real Ghost Stories", William T. Stead.
  3. In the first place, if he does not believe in the resurrection of the body, he has no right to say it, because the House of Bishops, representing the whole Church of the United states, in an authoritative pastoral letter issued within three years, declares that fixity of interpretation is of the essence of the creeds. - "Our Unitarian Gospel", Minot Savage.