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  • n. Plural form of fixation.


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  • But the treaty goes well beyond that by creating rights to control "fixations" of broadcasts that only apply after you've received and recorded a signal.

    Alert! WIPO Treaty Proposal to give broadcasters IP rights over content!

  • These two visual "fixations" near the center of the nose are all you need in order to determine if a face is one that you have seen just a few minutes before.

    Media Newswire

  • Sometimes autism involves odd fixations like feet, vacuum cleaners or cows which on a good day serves as the perfect comic relief.

    Not My Planet

  • For its part, the Bush administration believed deeply that al-Qaeda and its supposed ally Saddam Hussein posed an existential threat to America and conflated that big idea with smaller fixations, such as its opposition to “nation building,” all of which contributed to the problems the United States has since faced in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Muslim world overall.

    The Longest War

  • A scene at the end of "Changó's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes"—a swansong of sorts—gloriously captures Mr. Kennedy's lifelong fixations.

    Corruption on the Hudson

  • The attendant hands out Dentyne for oral fixations and Q-Tips for bloody noses.

    Losing Found Things

  • The bathroom attendant hands out Dentyne for oral fixations and Q-Tips for bloody noses.

    Mr. Sunrise

  • We have to learn to manage our tendency to compulsively overeat certain foods, find other ways to deal with our pain, learn how to handle the cravings and food fixations in an environment that seems to want to thwart us at every turn.

    Irene Rubaum-Keller: Are You a Foodie Or a Foodaholic?

  • Fashion generally needs to take things to an extreme and some editorials exaggerate the contrast between the overtly thin models on the page before, often clothed, and these curvy women, often revealed, reinforcing Body and Size fixations.

    Leona Palmer: Naked: Plus Models in Magazines

  • Tesla has everything the author esteems in a protagonist: He is a bachelor with peculiar fixations and a sturdy obliviousness to misfortune; he is rude and temperamental, but somehow endearing.

    A Window Onto Comic Tedium


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