(1) On closer inspection, the women's tight, fixed smiles betrayed the very end of patience.(2) I lost my patience and I lost my fixed greeting smile.(3) And then, of course, there are the vast swathes of people in the middle who don't have a fixed view either way.(4) His features were pale and gaunt, a fixed , haunted expression upon his face.(5) These efforts tend to see childhood as a fixed notion and not to appreciate the importance of culture within society.(6) From the moment that we are born into the world to the day in which we die, we as humans develop our own systems of fixed beliefs; paradigms that we accept as truths and therefore rarely question.(7) Prior to the recent changes, this fixed price included free fruit, yoghurts and desserts.(8) In each case there is an arrangement fee of £299 with no tie-ins after the fixed rate period.(9) ‘With the markets having calmed down and with fixed rates fairly highly priced, borrowers are looking more at discounts or trackers,’ she said.(10) She has staring eyes and a permanent pert, fixed smile.(11) The bonds pay a fixed rate of interest, currently 3%.(12) With one house in Bearsden already on the market for a fixed price of £2m, a new record is likely this year.(13) The fixed standpoint ossifies while the world moves on.(14) It is worth looking around, as you descend, to work out how on earth the original explorers managed to have fixed iron ladders meandering up the pitch.(15) With painfully fixed smiles, the children kept the curious foreigners entertained for a while, and then at the end invited us to dance a traditional folk dance with them.(16) The view that childhood is a fixed notion, determined by biological and psychological facts rather than culture or society, is implicit.