But by no effort of will could he now unfix
his gaze from the face of the dead man.
I was lying on the sofa, with a book and a wine-glass, at about that time, when the door opened, and a gentleman in a stiff cravat, within a year or two on either side of thirty, entered, in his hat and gloves; walked up to the looking-glass; arranged his hair; took off his gloves; slowly produced a measure from the uttermost depths of his coat-pocket; and requested me, in a languid tone, to 'unfix
' my straps.
The power of music, the power of poetry, to unfix
and as it were clap wings to solid nature, interprets the riddle of Orpheus.
This gentleman, becoming transfixed at the same moment as his lady-mother, could not by any means unfix
himself again, but stood stiffly staring at the whole composition with Miss Fanny in the Foreground.
It was this faculty, more than any other, that made him so fit to ride upon the storm of the Revolution when everything was unfixed
and drifting about in a troubled sea.
I did not conceive of literature as the expression of life, and I could not imagine that it ought to be desultory, mutable, and unfixed
, even if at the risk of some vagueness.
He would have risen, and unfixed
her fingers by the act - she clung fast, gasping: there was mad resolution in her face.
Rushworth was an inferior young man, as ignorant in business as in books, with opinions in general unfixed
, and without seeming much aware of it himself.
Little as Catherine was in the habit of judging for herself, and unfixed
as were her general notions of what men ought to be, she could not entirely repress a doubt, while she bore with the effusions of his endless conceit, of his being altogether completely agreeable.
Everything was unfixed
from its age-long rest, and moving at whirlwind speed in a direction opposite to their own.
"And I an't a master-mind," Joe resumed, when he had unfixed
his look, and got back to his whisker.
There was a low cinder fire in a rusty, unfixed
grate; and an old three-cornered stained table, with some medicine bottles, a broken glass, and a few other domestic articles, was drawn out before it.