Sentence Examples


  • The discovery of these laws is only possible when we have quite abandoned the attempt to find the cause in the will of some one man, just as the discovery of the laws of the motion of the planets was possible only when men abandoned the conception of the fixity of the earth.
  • As with astronomy the difficulty of recognizing the motion of the earth lay in abandoning the immediate sensation of the earth's fixity and of the motion of the planets, so in history the difficulty of recognizing the subjection of personality to the laws of space, time, and cause lies in renouncing the direct feeling of the independence of one's own personality.
  • Many thought the principle of fixity of tenure should be established in Scotland.
  • In the speech Wilberforce concentrated on the apparent fixity of species.
  • The eyes glared with strange fixity of gaze from the cavernous sockets hollowed by disease.

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