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More rarely, "affix" can be used as a noun to refer to a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form such as "un" in "unhappy".
  • affix the seal here
  • grammatical morphemes affix to the stem
  • affix blame where it belongs
  • He was dressed in the uniform of a Spanish army officer, a lieutenant general with three rows of ribbons affixed to his tunic.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Not as tall as Ron, he had to crane his neck to read the yellowish label affixed to the shelf right beneath j^^^ ^^^H the dusty glass ball.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • With a hand trembling from excitement she affixed her name.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • All it took was his affixing his signature to a letter saying it was so.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • 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
  • 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
  • His wife leaning against the door frame, Klara, with their two-year-old affixed to her leg, the child repeating words that daddy issued from the deeps.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • As it happens, economists have a curious habit of affixing numbers to complicated transactions.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • 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
  • "It is actually a microscopic command hub affixed to the prefrontal lobe of your brain," Vosch says.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • A large sign was affixed to an airplane hangar across the tarmac.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • In the dark, Stendahl affixed the chains to the half-drunken man.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • In the center of the ceiling, affixed with yellowed tape, is January 1959, the first month of the revolution.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • 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
  • I will affix it on the front of the infirmary.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Human or animal, the mystical brow is as that great golden seal affixed by the German Emperors to their decrees.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Leading up and out from the stand were terraced levels on which swiveling orange chairs were permanently affixed.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky

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