Miss Temple had looked down when he first began to speak to her; but she now gazed straight before her, and her face, naturally pale as marble, appeared to be assuming also the coldness and fixity
of that material; especially her mouth, closed as if it would have required a sculptor's chisel to open it, and her brow settled gradually into petrified severity.
In front of Sandy Jim stood Chad's Bess, who had shown an unwonted quietude and fixity
of attention ever since Dinah had begun to speak.
Achilles answered, "Ulysses, noble son of Laertes, I should give you formal notice plainly and in all fixity
of purpose that there be no more of this cajoling, from whatsoever quarter it may come.
The smile, then, -- that innocent favor of young girls, -- did not even lighten her countenance; and if, at times, she did raise her eyes, it was to fasten them upon one or other of the cavaliers with such a fixity
, that their gallantry, bold as it generally was, took the alarm, and became timid.
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.
In the code of military etiquette silence and fixity
are forms of deference.
They were both atheists, with a depressing fixity
of outlook but great mobility of exposition.
The Queen of Spades forgot the stain on her bodice, and stood beside the Queen of Diamonds and the new-married, staggering young woman--all with a gaze of fixity
in the direction in which the horse's tramp was diminishing into silence on the road.
He kept on thinking the same things all the time, and the fixity
of his thoughts made his head ache.
Tarzan was still gazing with fixity
at the two faces.
The discovery of these laws is only possible when possible when we have quite abandoned the attempt to find the cause in the will of some one man, just as the discovery of the laws of the motion of the planets was possible only when men abandoned the conception of the fixity
of the earth.