These are houses that were fixed up and improved by their purchasers that are sitting empty, with lawns unmowed.
The handicap, after some needling back and forth, was fixed at eight strokes.
I hate to burst your fixed idea that Tomasky surely comes from a long line of elitists.
I believe the market for books is not fixed, meaning for every e-book sold, one less print book would be sold.
Over the same time, the country enjoyed economic growth of 44 percent in fixed prices.
Two or three objects were at this moment observed which fixed their attention.
An early day in December was fixed for the marriage, and no cause of delay occurred.
We must judge the fixed idea not in itself but by its effects.
Instead, she fixed her eyes steadily on the bulging root of an elm in the garden.
The litterateur in Wagners estimation had no fixed purpose, no ideal.
late 14c., "set (one's eyes or mind) on something," probably from Old French *fixer, from fixe "fixed," from Latin fixus "fixed, fast, immovable, established, settled," past participle of figere "to fix, fasten," from PIE root *dhigw- "to stick, to fix."
Sense of "fasten, attach" is c.1400; that of "settle, assign" is pre-1500 and evolved into "adjust, arrange" (1660s), then "repair" (1737). Sense of "tamper with" (a fight, a jury, etc.) is 1790. As euphemism for "castrate a pet" it dates from 1930. Related: Fixed; fixedly (1590s); fixing.
"position from which it is difficult to move," 1809, American English, from fix (v.). Meaning "dose of narcotic" is from 1934, shortened from fix-up (1867, originally in reference to liquor).