In spite of his smile she saw that there was a tinge of annoyance in the look he fixed upon her.
Why, as I often say to myself, was such a man as this Solmes fixed upon?
The eyes of the young man were fixed upon it with more than a momentary picturesque interest.
On this account the eyes of many people were fixed upon the boy.
Paul's eyes, which until this time had remained clouded and as if fixed upon something which he could not see, turned to Miette.
We fixed upon Pierce to personate the ghost because he was tall and lanky.
Her keen hazel eyes were fixed upon the face of the girl before her.
All at once Guillaume felt that Salvat's eyes were fixed upon him.
The eyes of the quartermaster were fixed upon him, but Sam did not move.
But she fixed upon a picture which she said she preferred to anything she had seen in the gallery.
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).