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.
Fixt—like conscious guilt.
Fix’d as the rock that braves the main.
Fixed as the orb of the burning sun.
Fixed as the polar star.
—William Allen Butler
Fixed, as in death.
—John Vance Cheney
Fixt as an island ’gainst the waves and wind.
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.
Fixed as a sculptured figure.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Fixed as a rocky marge.
Gaze fix’d … as one who deep in heaven some airy pageant sees.
Fixed as Lochlin’s thousand rocks.
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.
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.
Like the stone eyeballs of the statue fixed.
Fixed like a sea-rock.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne
As are the roots of earth and base of all.
Fixed as the earth.
Fixed … like churchyard graves.
Fix’d as oaks.
Fixed as a star.
Fixed as a sentinel.