- 1Fastened securely in position: a fixed iron ladder down the port sideMore example sentences
- It is worth looking around, as you descend, to work out how on earth the original explorers managed to have fixed iron ladders meandering up the pitch.
- Many portholes had long been taken by souvenir-hunters, although several rows securely fixed indicated that the wreck was not quite ready to give everything away.
- Thread the fixed clamp jaws securely to the pipe sections.
- 1.1(Especially of a price, rate, or time) predetermined and not subject to or able to be changed: most trusts locked investors in for a fixed periodMore example sentences
- ‘With the markets having calmed down and with fixed rates fairly highly priced, borrowers are looking more at discounts or trackers,’ she said.
- These mortgages are primarily priced at a fixed rate.
- And some continental countries have still had house price booms despite fixed rates.
- 1.2(Of a person’s expression) held for a long time without changing, especially to conceal other feelings: a fixed smileMore example sentences
- As the tape finished, the light flicked back on again, leaving me staring at my own reflection once more, my fixed expression registering even more stunned shock than before.
- But because Mia was their first child, they assumed the fixed expression on her face was normal for a newborn baby.
- It is then that they noticed that his eyes have a fixed expression, then when they saw him open the book in hand and move his fingers across to read the Braille and laugh to himself.
- 1.3(Of a view or idea) held inflexibly: the fixed assumptions of the cold warMore example sentences
- It is not for this column to enter the political debate over ID cards - the Government evidently has its own fixed view of their value, consultations notwithstanding.
- We also want to send visitors who come up with a fixed view of Highlands culture away happy.
- He was a consummate pragmatist, but he was guided by fixed views.
- 3(Of a sports contest) having the outcome dishonestly predetermined: the fight’s fixed—the ref has your card markedMore example sentences
- Besides anorexia and steroid abuse, there have, over the years, been rumours of fixed contests.
- All the players of the five teams who appeared in the fixed matches would be barred from playing next season and their coaches banned for a year.
- It is widely believed that the Chinese football league is plagued by irregularities, including unfair refereeing, fixed matches and betting.
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- I stared at the doctor fixedly, all 250 pounds of me.
- Even if those claims prove untrue, moral culpability remains fixedly weighted against the idea that he should be able to walk away from the scandal.
- Anyway the end result was that for four hours we witnessed the odd ritual of some 2,000 people gazing fixedly at a field on which nothing was happening.
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- Continually, her approach is to question fixedness and limits, to seek unknown responses and responsibilities, to choose movement and being moved, and to enjoy the pleasure of thinking.
- Yet, it is precisely because of its fixedness in the landscape that, to those who see the monument, it becomes invisibly part of the landscape.
- One feels that each, in different ways, has confronted the fixedness of a poetic identity and managed to break it open, to begin again.