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He comes here at the peril of his life, for the realization of his fixed idea.
But he was busy with his fixed idea and uttered an awfully equable "But you don't
The crocodile was among those who heard the sound, and it followed him, though whether with the purpose of regaining what it had lost, or merely as a friend under the belief that it was again ticking itself, will never be certainly known, for, like slaves to a fixed idea, it was a stupid beast.
It was this fixed idea which returned incessantly, which tortured him, which ate into his brain, and rent his vitals.
In spite of their increased intelligence and the tendency of their animal instincts to reawaken, they had certain fixed ideas implanted by Moreau in their minds, which absolutely bounded their imaginations.
are in music, only as the vehicles of sound, and without any fixed ideas.
The University as a step to anything but ordination seemed, to this man of fixed ideas, a preface without a volume.
Thomson moved his chair next to his host's Geraldine's father, Admiral Sir Seymour Conyers, was a very garrulous old gentleman with fixed ideas about everything, a little deaf and exceedingly fond of conversation.
Fixed ideas have taken the most complete possession of some thinkers who have been most determined to renounce them, and have been vehemently affirmed when they could be least explained and were incapable of proof.
I have a fixed idea of what I'd like to study at university, but it still doesn't make this any less daunting.
For more, call 09050 700 436 Taurus April 21 - May 21 AN old pattern, a fixed idea of what others tell you how you should be, some odd concept of how things are supposed to be, perhaps.
The last song, "A Fixed Idea," begins with a percussive piano left hand and beautiful fluid lines for violin and cello.