fixed opinion

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It was the practice of our venerable ancestors to apply that ingenious instrument the thumb-screw, and to tighten and tighten it in order to elicit non-existent facts; they had a fixed opinion to begin with, that the facts were existent, and what had they to do but to tighten the thumb-screw?
And he is upon the whole of a fixed opinion that to give the sanction of his countenance to any complaints respecting it would be to encourage some person in the lower classes to rise up somewhere--like Wat Tyler.
It is my fixed opinion that those who have undergone this punishment, MUST pass into society again morally unhealthy and diseased.
Yet his very elbows, when he had his back towards me, seemed to teem with the expression of his fixed opinion that I was extremely young.
I can honestly say I have not got a fixed opinion on what is the right option in this situation and want to hear from all of the stakeholders and people who can contribute in any way to the consultation.
I give it as my fixed opinion, that but for our graduated cadets, the war between the United States and Mexico might, and probably would have, lasted some four or five years, with, in its first half, more defeats than victories falling to our share; whereas, in less than two campaigns, we conquered a great country and a peace without the loss of a single battle or skirmish.
Some contestants have a very fixed opinion of what they want while others have no idea at all.
His profession entails granting certificates to conscripts seeking deferrals, and the opinions in his letter clearly show that he has a fixed opinion of the army.
He did not have any project [to limit the number of black and Arab players], no fixed opinion.
Al-Hazmi plays the part of this obnoxious character who has a fixed opinion no matter how much you try to convince him.
Having Their Cake and Eating It, Too Award, to the media pollsters, who acknowledge that most people don't have fixed opinion on most issues, but nevertheless produce poll results showing upwards of 90% of their respondents with fixed opinions.