from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being unfixed or unsettled.


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  • How well does he seem to know this excellent woman, when he considers her unhappy unfixedness, occasioned by

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Now to the content of the divine order, the fixed quality, the measuredness and so forth — there is opposed the content of the evil principle, its unfixedness, measurelessness and so forth: total is opposed to total.

    The Six Enneads.

  • It would not probably be unfair to suspect such faintness of apprehension, and such unfixedness and indifference of thought, in the majority of any large number of persons, though drawn together ostensibly to attend to matters of gravest concern.

    An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance

  • Abel was driven to terminate his misery in a way which the unfixedness of his religious opinions rather accelerated than retarded.

    The Borough

  • Not that I think, at worst, any more than you, that he dare to harbour a thought injurious to my honour: but he is very various, and there is an apparent, and even an acknowledged unfixedness in his temper, which at times gives me uneasiness.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 3

  • _Saturn_ be content; for the upper light gives occasion thereunto, having generated an unfixt Body of _Saturn_, penetrated with open pores, that the Air can pass through this _Saturnine_ Body, that the Air can keep it aloft, but the fire can quickly assault it, because the body is not compact by reason of its unfixedness, so that it must decay, which must be in all points observed by him that will attain to the search of it; for there is a great difference between the fix'd and unfix'd bodies, and of the causes of their Constancy and Inconstancy.

    Of Natural and Supernatural Things Also of the first Tincture, Root, and Spirit of Metals and Minerals, how the same are Conceived, Generated, Brought forth, Changed, and Augmented.

  • 'bus, it is true, plies between, but it is one of those long, close prisons with windows that annihilate thought by their shattering unfixedness.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex


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