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Hi (Ref: idee fixe)

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Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 00:00:01 -0800
From: Doctor Dictionary <doctor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Dictionary.com Word of the Day <WordoftheDay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: idee fixe: Dictionary.com Word of the Day
(snip MOST)
   idee fixe \ee-day-FEEKS\, noun;
   plural idees fixes \ee-day-FEEKS\:
   An idea that dominates the mind; a fixed idea; an obsession.

     Although Americans have an erroneous idee fixe that they
     are young and the rest of the world is old and wily, the
     Library of Congress is only a few decades junior to such
     venerable European institutions as the British Library and
     the Royal Library of the Netherlands.
     --Nicholas von Hoffman, "A Birthday for the Books,"
     [2]Civilization, April 2000

   Idee fixe is from the French idée, "idea" + fixe, "fixed."


   1. http://www.nytimes.com/
   2. http://www.civmag.com/civhome.html