idée fixe

[ ee-dey feeks ]
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noun,plural i·dées fixes [ee-dey feeks], /i deɪ ˈfiks/, French.

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How to use idée fixe in a sentence

  • The man you have just been talking to, poor fellow, is one of the strongest cases of pure idee fixe that we have.

    The Ball and The Cross | G.K. Chesterton
  • Happy lily, never to be saddled with an idee fixe, never to be in the grip of a monomania for happiness or love or fulfilment.

    Aaron's Rod | D. H. Lawrence
  • Germans are the 'idee fixe', and without an 'idee fixe', as you know, there's no such thing as religion.

    The Burning Spear | John Galsworthy
  • He never doubted Claridge Pasha's return; it was une idee fixe.

    The Weavers, Complete | Gilbert Parker
  • Darrell thus put into Lady Adela's head, he remained there, and became an idee fixe.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for idée fixe

idée fixe

/ French (ide fiks) /

nounplural idées fixes (ide fiks)
  1. a fixed idea; obsession

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