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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Fixed
 
  Fixed as fate.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Fixed as the laws of the Medes and the Persians.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Fixed as the laws of the planetary system.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Fixed as your name on a note.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Fixed like ony stane.
            —Joanna Baillie
  5
  Fixt—like conscious guilt.
            —Aphra Behn
  6
  Fix’d as the rock that braves the main.
            —Thomas Blacklock
  7
  Fixed as the orb of the burning sun.
            —Emily Brontë
  8
  Fixed as the polar star.
            —William Allen Butler
  9
  Fixed, as in death.
            —John Vance Cheney
  10
  Fixt as an island ’gainst the waves and wind.
            —Abraham Cowley
  11
  Eyes immovably fixed … like a miser torn away from his coffers, or like a mother separated from her child about to be led away to death.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  12
  Fixed like a statue on his marble throne.
            —Frederick William Faber
  13
  Sullen, fix’d like some old oak’s deep-rooted, knotted trunk, which hath endur’d the tempest-breathing months of thrice a hundred winters, yet remains unshaken.
            —Richard Glover
  14
  Fixed as a sculptured figure.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  15
  Fixed as a rocky marge.
            —John Keats
  16
  Gaze fix’d … as one who deep in heaven some airy pageant sees.
            —John Keble
  17
  Fixed as Lochlin’s thousand rocks.
            —James Macpherson
  18
  Fixed like a rock.
            —Mahabharata
  19
  Fixed as a monument.
            —Winthrop Mackworth Praed
  20
  Fixt as the monument on Fish street Hill.
            —William Barnes Rhodes
  21
  As fixed as the law of light.
            —Charles Sangster
  22
  As fixed as Cheviot.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  23
  Fixed and indispensable as the majestic laws that rule yon rolling orbs.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  24
  Fix’d as a mountain ash.
            —William Somerville
  25
  Like the stone eyeballs of the statue fixed.
            —Robert Southey
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  Fixed like a sea-rock.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  27
                Fixt
As are the roots of earth and base of all.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  28
  Fixed as the earth.
            —Theognis
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  Fixed … like churchyard graves.
            —Theodore Tilton
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  Fix’d as oaks.
            —Paul Whitehead
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  Fixed as a star.
            —William Wordsworth
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  Fixed as a sentinel.
            —Edward Young
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