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Fix, 1) to set or place steadily and immovably: “f. thy foot,” Cor. I, 8, 4. “there thy --ed foot shall grow,” Tw. I, 4, 17. “stars shot from their --ed places,” Lucr. 1525. Sonn. 21, 12. “every --ed star.” LLL I, 1, 89. John IV, 2, 183. R2 II, 4, 9. H8 V, 5, 48. “--es no bourn 'twixt his and mine,” Wint. I, 2, 133. “continual motion, to which is --ed, as an aim or butt, obedience,” H5 I, 2, 186. “wrenched my frame of nature from the --ed place,” Lr. I, 4, 291. “their --ed beds of lime,” John II, 219. “the horsemen sit like --ed candlesticks,” H5 IV, 2, 45. “if yet your gentle souls fly in the air and be not --ed in doom perpetual,” R3 IV, 4, 12. “delivered strongly through my --ed teeth,” H6B III, 2, 313 (i. e. set). In a moral sense: “where her faith was firmly --ed in love,” Pilgr. 255; cf. H6C III, 3, 125. “never did young man fancy with so eternal and so --ed a soul,” Troil. V, 2, 166. “f. most firm thy resolution,” Oth. V, 1, 5. “the hour is --ed,” Wiv. II, 2, 303. “heirs of --ed destiny,” V, 5, 43. “my intents are --ed,” All's I, 1, 244. “had not --ed his canon 'gainst self-slaughter,” Hml. I, 2, 131. “how unremovable and --ed he is in his own course,” Lr. II, 4, 94. “truth needs no colour, with his colour --ed,” Sonn. 101, 6 (i. e. native and unchangeable). “these --ed evils sit so fit in him,” All's I, 1, 113. “whose patience is as a virtue --ed,” Troil. I, 2, 5. “he's your --ed enemy,” Cor. II, 3, 258. “that's most --ed,” Tim. I, 1, 9 (== certain).
2) to direct steadily: “against my heart will f. a sharp knife,” Lucr. 1138. Particularly of the eye: whose (her eye's) “beams upon his hairless face are --ed,” Ven. 487. “her eyes are sadly --ed in the remorseless wrinkles of his face,” Lucr. 561. Compl. 27. Err. I, 1, 85. LLL I, 1, 81. H6B I, 2, 5 (“to).” Tit. V, 1, 22. Tim. I, 1, 68. Hml. I, 2, 234. Cymb. I, 6, 104. Similarly: “his contemplation were --ed on spiritual object,” H8 III, 2, 132. “on whom our care was --ed,” Err. I, 1, 85.
3) to set, to place in general: “an ass's nole I --ed on his head,” Mids. III, 2, 17. “fastened and --ed the shame on't in himself,” Wint. II, 3, 15; cf. “where the greater malady is --ed,” Lr. III, 4, 8. “the statue is newly --ed,” Wint. V, 3, 47. “her foot is --ed upon a spherical stone,” H5 III, 6, 37. the --ed sentinels almost receive the secret whispers, IV Chor. H5 III, 6, 37 “mine hair be --ed on end,” H6B III, 2, 318. “--ed his head upon our battlements,” Mcb. I, 2, 23. “a massy wheel, --ed on the summit of the highest mount,” Hml. III, 3, 18. “a --ed figure for the time of scorn to point his finger at,” Oth. IV, 2, 54. cf. Transfix.
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