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  • affix the seal here
  • grammatical morphemes affix to the stem
  • affix blame where it belongs
  • From the middle of the crowd, Noelle Hawthorne began moving forward, her triplets affixed, one on a hip, the other two clinging to her skirt, all looking ludicrously tiny to a man who spent no time around children.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • Magnus had woken up in this room, a circle of red-geared Dark Shadowhunters standing around him, affixing his chains to the floor.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • "It is actually a microscopic command hub affixed to the prefrontal lobe of your brain," Vosch says.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • I will affix it on the front of the infirmary.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It was a metal ring affixed with a chip about the size of Wells’s thumb.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Each one was painted a different pastel color and had a card affixed to it announcing the name of the room.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • And then I spot a broadside affixed to a column.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • When he pulled the string taut and affixed the rocket to it, he was excited.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Zeke had survived many purges of personnel and many tumultuous years in the Bluffton school system by affixing his fate to the more luminous and permanent star of Bennington.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He was going to redo the room numbers, all the Hommes and Dames signs, and he was going to affix descriptive plates on almost every door downstairs.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Each name had been affixed on small cards by the orderly Yetta and attached to the respective doors, and with motive no more suspect than my usual rapacious curiosity I had late the night before, tiptoed about the floors and copied the names down.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A name was written on a scrap of fabric affixed to the crown—James.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Or that he deliberately took this carved phoenix ornament from a Thomas Affleck, from a— yes yes, I believe it is Affleck, Philadelphia at any rate—and affixed it to the top of this genuinely antique but otherwise undistinguished chest-on-chest of the same period?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Numbly he put his hand to the metal mezuzah affixed to the right side of the doorway.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Venia affixes my mockingjay pin over my heart.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He went from one end of the train to the other, and affixed to the door of each car a notice written in manuscript.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Lit windows, smoke from the chimneys, bunches of brightly colored corn affixed to the front doors as decoration for the upcoming Harvest Festival.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • There was one hitch: a small sign affixed to the chain-link fence around the field warned that no one was to use the field without permission from City Hall.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • That this record should have all due authority, it shall bear the imperial seal, which the vendor is bound to have affixed to it.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • To Sophie’s utter amazement, the chain was affixed to a familiar gold key.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Human or animal, the mystical brow is as that great golden seal affixed by the German Emperors to their decrees.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • In addition, any word — this again applied in principle to every word in the language — could be negatived by adding the affix un— or could be strengthened by the affix plus-, or, for still greater emphasis, doubleplus-.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • It stretched eighty-one feet skyward to the pyramidal apex onto which was affixed a hollow iron cross.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • In the dark, Stendahl affixed the chains to the half-drunken man.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • The cardinal approached the table, and without sitting down, wrote a few lines upon a parchment of which two-thirds were already filled, and affixed his seal.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Roran stopped digging then to help sharpen the innumerable branches-which were overlapped and interlocked as much as possible-and affix the nets of brambles.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The whole deception practised by both Duncan and Hawkeye was, of course, laid naked, and no room was found, even for the most superstitious of the tribe, any longer to affix a doubt on the character of the occurrences.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • —You will betray your feelings improperly, if you are too conscious and too quick, and appear to affix more meaning, or even quite all the meaning which may be affixed to it.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Slowly, heart beating faster now, he reached down and grasped the ring, which was affixed to the base of the cube.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • A dark shadow had affixed itself to his back and was clinging to him like a leech.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • The clipped items and slips were turned over to the paster who affixed the clippings to the slips.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The door was then thrown open, and the general population began to come in, in a long file: several waiting outside, while one entered, affixed his signature, and went out.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Carved globes of wood were affixed under the jutting stories.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • With a hand trembling from excitement she affixed her name.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Marianne’s pianoforte was unpacked and properly disposed of; and Elinor’s drawings were affixed to the walls of their sitting room.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • He tilted the bottle slightly toward him, not lifting it from the table, and affixed his lips to the straws.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • The obsequious Commons obeyed his (the King’s) directions; and the King, having affixed the Royal assent to the Bill by commissioners, issued orders for the execution of Norfolk on the morning of January 29 (the next day).
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • But he told me he could save me that trouble, and so caused me to enter my name with a public notary, as likewise my affidavit, with a procuration affixed to it; and this he ordered me to send in a letter to one of his acquaintance, a merchant in Brazil; and, indeed, nothing could be more faithfully and honourably observed; for, in seven months time, I had a very faithful account of all my effects, what sums of money were raised, what expended, and what remained for myself!
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • A large red seal was duly affixed.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Instead, it is affixed firmly to a distant time, to a place far from Pemberton Road.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • A large sign was affixed to an airplane hangar across the tarmac.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • She obeyed like one in a dream, and when she could affix no more he himself tucked a bud or two into her hat, and heaped her basket with others in the prodigality of his bounty.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Svyadov climbed an aluminum ladder affixed to the side of the reactor vessel to run the detachable probe from his counter over every welded pipe joint.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Occasionally, when there was some more than usually interesting inquest upon a parish child who had been overlooked in turning up a bedstead, or inadvertently scalded to death when there happened to be a washing—though the latter accident was very scarce, anything approaching to a washing being of rare occurrence in the farm—the jury would take it into their heads to ask troublesome questions, or the parishioners would rebelliously affix their signatures to a remonstrance.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The pen and all its relations being awkward tools in Henchard’s hands he had affixed the seals without an impression, it never occurring to him that the efficacy of such a fastening depended on this.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The clerk presented the sentence to the provost, who affixed his seal to it, and departed to pursue his round of the audience hall, in a frame of mind which seemed destined to fill all the jails in Paris that day.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • A shop where dried herbs hang from the eaves and a small moon-and-eye symbol—the same as on my mother’s necklace—is affixed to the door.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
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