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Rather than leadership, we see a fixation on daily poll results.
  an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
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Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb fixate to a noun.
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  • Rather than leadership, we see a fixation on daily poll results.
  • The fixation on short-term profits eroded long-term growth.
  • an excessive fixation on the opposite sex
  • Obsessions and fixations are not really my field. All I know, when the mind really grabs hold of something, look out.
    Martin Sage and Sybil Adelman

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  • "Mina’s fixated on birds just now," said Mrs. McKee.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • Which probably explains his fixation on the Trials.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Instead I’m fixated by the writing on the stall door, how Ally laughed and pointed to the copycat artists elsewhere.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • It will keep your mind from fixating on it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Now Eleanor fixated on all the small luxuries strewn and tucked around the house.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • The crowd pressed toward the stage, fixated on the case.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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  • She was the only other person in the tent last night, and she seemed really fixated on the drugs—
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • They are fixated on the brown and white blur.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Martina Crowe was especially fixated.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Mai and Willow Chance both fixated on the jail-like front panel of the beige plastic crate, where they saw an extremely large orange cat.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • While he’d been killing Afghanis in the desert, his mind had finally fixated on that hole.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I’m fixated on the metal surgical table and keep sneaking looks at it from the corner of my eye, watching it blink and shimmer in the light like the edge of a blade.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • It took me a long time but I soon became aware of an underlying, pervasive fixation for violence among the people of the island.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • My eyes were fixated on his lips, the white teeth gleaming behind them.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Old Stingo, I mused as she climbed upward, there must be some perversity in this dorsal fixation.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I think she meant them to be reassuring, but my father became fixated on them.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Was it normal to fixate on strangers in this particular vivid, fevered way?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He imagines gnomes and fixates on ants.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • I move past the wounded, past the burning plane wrecks, fixated on the disaster ahead of me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Gey was annoyed by the widespread fixation on HeLa.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Several times I’ve looked up to find one fixated on me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I also become a little fixated on his eyelashes, which ordinarily you don’t notice much because they’re so blond.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Liesel watched Hans Junior in the face, fixated on the thinness of his lips and the rocky line of his bottom teeth.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I fell on my back, my eyes still fixated on Mother.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • For months in late 2003 and early 2004, there was a certain set of things that Colton seemed to fixate on.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • He couldn’t begin to comprehend, now, how far off the track he was with his baptismal fixation.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • His blistering gaze seemed fixated on something over Langdon’s shoulder.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Look, sorry, are we talking about the little white furry things with the cheese fixation and women standing on tables screaming in early sixties sitcoms?
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Marie and many of their friends had begun to wonder at the completeness of his fixation.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • She’s what the psychologists call fixated on the subject.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • Cynthia was concerned about Turtle’s tendency to bury the dollies, believing that it indicated a fixation with death, but I assured her that Turtle was only trying to grow dolly trees.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • I admit I’m overly logical about a lot of things, but I firmly believe that one of my most appropriate fixations has been to manage time well.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • So essential when there was under-production; but in an age of machines and the fixation of nitrogen–positively a crime against society.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Had Sam or Jared or Quil ever gone a whole day without seeing the objects of their fixations, Emily, Kim, and Claire?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • As she inched her way to the edge of the court, she noticed that the other girls in the audience seemed fixated on the two players on the right.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Whenever Walt McCandless, in his stern fashion, would dispense a fatherly admonishment to Chris, Carine, or their half siblings, Chris would fixate on his father’s own less than sterling behavior many years earlier and silently denounce him asa. sanctimonious hypocrite.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But Milo was deaf and kept pushing forward, nonviolently but irresistibly, sweating, his eyes, as though he were in the grip of a blind fixation, burning feverishly, and his twitching mouth slavering.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The dressing of the wounds was complicated and difficult, the fixation of apparatus and bandages by cerecloths not having been CHAPTER II.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • We have this fixation on softness.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • By then her casebook was filled with terms such as introverted, socially inhibited, lacking in empathy, ego-fixated, psychopathic and asocial behaviour, difficulty in cooperating, and incapable of assimilating learning.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Katherine still seemed fixated on the gold capstone, looking incredulous that the inscription was so unhelpful.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He turned and looked back at the one they called Reverend Mother, studying the dried crone features, the fathomless blue fixation of her eyes.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • With a mountain climber’s fixation, he felt it looming irresistibly to the east.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Seventy-six percent of all fixations were on the letters.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But Annie was still fixated on the other matter.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • i was so fixated on this that I jumped, my heart racing, when Rogerson tapped on the windshield in front of my face.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
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