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Fix

To set the price of a good or service, especially by the collusion of two or more companies. For example, two railroad companies may agree to set an artificially high price for train tickets. If these companies control a sufficient market share of railroads, then customers have no choice but to pay the high prices. In general, price fixing is illegal, but some governments, especially in developing economies, both allow and encourage the practice. Neo-liberal economists consider price fixing an inefficient practice, and in the United States it is a criminal offense under the Sherman Act. See also: Antitrust.

fix

To set the price of a commodity. For example, commodity traders in London fix the price of gold on a daily basis.
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Ardis gazes fixedly ahead; she doesn't glance or talk to me.
I couldn''t walk around the block again, so I stared fixedly at my phone and scurried past her, my intentions in ribbons.
I couldn't walk around the block again, so I stared fixedly at my phone and scurried past her, my intentions in ribbons.
Levenson makes clear in Adios Nino: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death, images appear of shirtless and tattooed young men who stare fixedly, threateningly, at the camera.
Had they been children they would no doubt have stared fixedly at their shoes and shuffled their feet.
He would sit motionless at the keyboard, glaring fixedly at the audience, burst out laughing for no apparent reason or mutter incomprehensibly.
Based on the conceptions of supervisors participating in the study, both progressing fixedly towards a dissertation as an end result (focus on task and PhD as a Product) and becoming a member of the academic community in addition to developing as a person (focus on person and PhD as a Process) were considered important, similarly to the studies of Emilsson and Johnsson (2007) and Murphy et al.
Her dark hair is parted in the centre and she stares fixedly out of the picture plane.
The statement added that Ministry of Finance will announce the results of the bidding tender to supply and install 61 new scanning devices, of which 51 will be fixedly placed in different ports and airports, on November.
A person, p, is evil just in case i) p's action-issuing mechanism, M, is both weakly receptive and weakly reactive to moral reasons for action, ii) p is strongly and highly fixedly disposed to act wrongly and to autonomously transgress what morally decent people suppose are prohibitions against such actions in those circumstances, and iii) when faced with choices that a morally decent person would find painful, p tends to lack any affective state correlated with a painful phenomenology expressive of contrition (87).
Reading this text is not unlike staring fixedly at a blank wall.