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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fixate.

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Examples

  • Noting, correctly, that few scholars actually finish The Historical Novel, Maxwell points out that it "fixates" 66 on the historical novel as modeled by Scott, and treats all later attempts at the form as sad deviants from the original; when Lukacs shifts his attention from Scott to Balzac, the historical novel qua form simply vanishes into contemporary realism.

    The Historical Novel in Europe, 1650-1950

  • Jeffrey Ford: The only thing I remember is that since the center of the story is this teenage girl, living in New Jersey, who fixates on the figure of Ganesha, perhaps having read about him in a book or on-line, I thought that, because of growing up where she did and when (now), she would envision the God, for better or worse, somewhat in the style of Disney.

    May 2010

  • And as Jed Lewison notes, the conversation about how to balance the budget too often fixates on cuts, when there's another option in the mix: Ending the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

    Americans don't really want to cut government

  • Later my husband fixates on the bit of earth where the Colorado River winds through the canyon.

    Everyone in the RV, It's Road-Trip Time!

  • It turns out that my subconscious fixates on bloody images, whether or not I was actually frightened at the time.

    Alice In Wonderland

  • Justified or not, the National's extreme solicitousness about nudity might not be unrelated to a growing adult panic about premature sexualisation which, despairing at the tide of pornography, repeatedly fixates on banning or suppressing the wrong or most trivial things, from lurid stories to slutty dollies and trashy children's clothes which enrage parents who would never buy them anyway.

    Teenagers won't be shocked by a naked man on the stage | Catherine Bennett

  • Brian fixates on a rebellious young woman called Judith and gets tangled up with the People's Front of Judea (not to be confused with the Judean People's Front).

    Life of Brian: No 10

  • New Zealand has since produced numerous brilliant teams – without winning the tournament that fixates them.

    Martin Johnson: 'We're doing something special here. We're very lucky'

  • So while the rest of the nation fixates on their quadrennial obsession with bringing change to Washington, those who actually call this city home know that change has arrived.

    Nick Wiseman: Transforming D.C. Into a Culinary Capital

  • The domestic stock market, which fixates on official pronouncements, clearly detected dovish hints in this language, rising in early morning trading even before the data were announced.

    China's Rising Need for More Rate Increases

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