• WordNet 3.6
    • n fixedness the quality of being fixed and unchangeable "the fixedness of his gaze upset her"
    • n fixedness the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
    • n fixedness remaining in place
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fixedness The quality of a body which resists evaporation or volatilization by heat; solidity; cohesion of parts; as, the fixedness of gold.
    • Fixedness The state or quality of being fixed; stability; steadfastness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fixedness The state of being fixed; stability; firmness; steadfastness; firm coherence: as, a fixedness in religion or politics; fixedness of opinion on any subject; the fixedness of gold.
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In literature:

He made no answer, but looked at her with strange fixedness.
"Romola" by George Eliot
Ellen, whose eyes were abundantly occupied, suddenly assumed a look of greater fixedness and intensity.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
And corresponding to its importance should be the fixedness of heart called to its performance.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
Dickie felt an odd sensation of fixedness.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
FIXEDNESS of character, conditions of, discussed, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Save for the stain on his breast and the fixedness of his eyes, he might have been sleeping.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
The fixedness broke up.
"Opportunities" by Susan Warner
Nora walked rapidly; within ten minutes, from the fixedness of her direction, Bat guessed her destination.
"Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist" by John T. McIntyre
But they who were on or near the scaffold saw something horrid in the fixedness of his countenance.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
"The Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology" by O. S. Fowler
He had no strength of will, no fixedness of purpose, no depth of conviction.
"Valeria" by William Henry Withrow
Cyrus Spradling studied him with a keen, but not unkindly, fixedness of gaze.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
Nothing distinguished the pupils from those of health but their lifeless sorrowful fixedness.
"Four Phases of Love" by Paul Heyse
On such instability the eternal fixedness of the universe is based.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
But the young man at the door only continued to look at him with the same lidless fixedness.
"Angela's Business" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
God has prepared a pathway for His redeemed in which they may walk with all possible certainty, calmness and fixedness.
"The Lord's Coming" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
This gave assurance to the heart, and fixedness to all the thoughts.
"Notes on the Book of Leviticus" by C. H. Mackintosh
That was the day when his hope, if it had ever in the past wavered even unconsciously, became a thing of absolute fixedness.
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin
This Quality manifests in a strong tendency toward stability, tenacity, fixedness of purpose, and decision.
"How to Read Human Nature" by William Walker Atkinson
It gives rest and peace, strength and fixedness, to the believing heart and mind.
"The All-Sufficiency of Christ" by Charles Henry Mackintosh

In poetry:

What we need, we, is fixedness intense,
Unequalled effort, strife that shall not cease,
Is night, the bitter night of labor, whence
Arises, sun-like, slow, the Master-piece!
"Epilogue" by Paul Verlaine