fabian

[ US /ˈfeɪbiən/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation
    a fabian policy
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How To Use fabian In A Sentence

  • In those circumstances, the Dane must have felt his team were hexed when Nicolas Fabiano pulled up with a groin problem.
  • This was by necessity a long term strategy and gave rise to the term, Fabian tactic as well as earning Maximus the name Cunctator - the delayer.
  • The Fabian geniuses failed to see any signs of totalitarian terror and wrote a laudatory book. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the center of these arms is a gold (yellow) plate, called a bezant, on which is placed a dove, in his proper color, to honor Saint Fabian, the Bishop's baptismal patron.
  • Mr. Fabian kneeled like a dactyle: Mr. Jeremiah kneeled like a spondee, or rather like a molossus. The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey, Vol. 2 With a Preface and Annotations by James Hogg
  • We applied for the Guinness Book of World Records and we are recording everything so we can send all the data to them and hopefully it will be recognized," Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz said.
  • His dishonesty appears in leaving his friend here in necessity, and denying him; and for his cowardship, ask Fabian. Act III. Scene IV. Twelfth-Night; or, What You Will
  • Research by the Fabian Society suggests that taken with the wider tax and benefit reforms announced since the election, this week's budget would in fact force large number of working families into tax, instead of lifting them out as the coalition has claimed. Protest march against coalition cuts expected to attract 300,000
  • But in a speech to the Fabian Society in London, Mr Johnson made a veiled attack on the Conservative leader by saying the Government does not have a licence to 'hector' and 'lecture' people on how they live their life. Archive 2008-07-01
  • Five years earlier those scions of the radical Left, the Webbs, published a Fabian tract warning that children are being born freely to Irish Roman Catholics and the Polish, Russian and German Jews, the thriftless and irresponsible ... Chesterton and the Eugenic Nightmare
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