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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