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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Fixed as fate.
  Fixed as the laws of the Medes and the Persians.
  Fixed as the laws of the planetary system.
  Fixed as your name on a note.
  Fixed like ony stane.
            —Joanna Baillie
  Fixt—like conscious guilt.
            —Aphra Behn
  Fix’d as the rock that braves the main.
            —Thomas Blacklock
  Fixed as the orb of the burning sun.
            —Emily Brontë
  Fixed as the polar star.
            —William Allen Butler
  Fixed, as in death.
            —John Vance Cheney
  Fixt as an island ’gainst the waves and wind.
            —Abraham Cowley
  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
  Fixed like a statue on his marble throne.
            —Frederick William Faber
  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
  Fixed as a sculptured figure.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  Fixed as a rocky marge.
            —John Keats
  Gaze fix’d … as one who deep in heaven some airy pageant sees.
            —John Keble
  Fixed as Lochlin’s thousand rocks.
            —James Macpherson
  Fixed like a rock.
  Fixed as a monument.
            —Winthrop Mackworth Praed
  Fixt as the monument on Fish street Hill.
            —William Barnes Rhodes
  As fixed as the law of light.
            —Charles Sangster
  As fixed as Cheviot.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Fixed and indispensable as the majestic laws that rule yon rolling orbs.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Fix’d as a mountain ash.
            —William Somerville
  Like the stone eyeballs of the statue fixed.
            —Robert Southey
  Fixed like a sea-rock.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
As are the roots of earth and base of all.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Fixed as the earth.
  Fixed … like churchyard graves.
            —Theodore Tilton
  Fix’d as oaks.
            —Paul Whitehead
  Fixed as a star.
            —William Wordsworth
  Fixed as a sentinel.
            —Edward Young
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