• WordNet 3.6
    • adj fabian using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation "a fabian policy"
    • adj Fabian of or relating to Fabianism "the Fabian society"
    • n Fabian a member of the Fabian Society in Britain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fabian A member of, or sympathizer with, the Fabian Society.
    • Fabian Designating, or pertaining to, a society of socialists, organized in England in 1884 to spread socialistic principles gradually without violent agitation. "The Fabian Society proposes then to conquer by delay; to carry its programme, not by a hasty rush, but through the slower, but, as it thinks, surer methods of patient discussion, exposition, and political action."
    • Fabian Of or pertaining to the Roman gens Fabia.
    • a Fabian Of, pertaining to, or in the manner of, the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus; cautious; dilatory; avoiding a decisive contest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Fabian Delaying; dilatory; avoiding battle, in the manner of Quintus Fabius Maximus, a Roman general, who in conducting military operations against Hannibal declined to risk a battle in the open field, but harassed the enemy by marches, countermarches, and ambuscades.
    • Fabian Designating a variety or school of socialism more flexible and opportunist than the socialism of Marx and the International, and laying emphasis on municipal experiments in public ownership. See Fabian Society.
    • n Fabian A member of the Fabian Society.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Fabian fā′bi-an delaying, avoiding battle, cautious, practising the policy of delay
    • n Fabian a member of a small group of Socialists in England, called by this name
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Fabianus, Fabius, belonging to Fabius


In literature:

His faults, if they are faults, are those of the bold general, not of the Fabian order.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
Greene came with his Fabian policy, acquired in the school of Washington, to repair the errors of Gates.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
What became of Fabian?
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
Lastly, the Fabian Society brought Socialism down from heaven and established a contact with practical politics and municipal government.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
Most of the important pamphlets issued by the Fabian Society are signed by their authors.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
Already they speak of the great results of Fabian policy; Seward, I am told, prides in it.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Comings-of-Age, Jumble Sales and Fabian Society Soirees a specialite.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol 150, February 9, 1916" by Various
I think he called it the Fabian System, after some old joker in the war, who used to win his battles by running away.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
Why should he have even a distant claim to anything that belongs to Fabian?
"Portia" by Duchess
Breneau Fabian, a Belgian, invented a boat which, being intended for all elements, was constructed from galvanized iron.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
Again the Fabian policy of the American commander-in-chief disappointed the British general.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
And that, my Fabian friends, is some business.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
Three hundred and six Fabians are said to have marched and to have been killed from ambush.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
Meanwhile, in 1883, the Fabian Society had been founded.
"Women as World Builders" by Floyd Dell
Fabian and Sebastian, pray for us.
"Mary, Help of Christians" by Various
Fabian and Sebastian, pray for us.
"General Catholic Devotions" by Bonaventure Hammer
I am sick of Fabian systems in all quarters.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
If you wish for a plain and clear statement of the unequal distribution of wealth in this country, get Fabian Tract No.
"Britain for the British" by Robert Blatchford
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
Doctor Fabian has for months been urging it.
"Vineta" by E. Werner

In poetry:

All I love is two and two,
Mother, Fabian, Paul and you;
All you love is one and three,
Mother, Fabian, Paul and me.
"Birthday Talk For A Child" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

Fabian Truss tallied 262 all-purpose yards rushing for Samford.
FRISCO — Before suffering a hamstring injury in last Sunday's 2-0 loss at Los Angeles, Fabian Castillo had been on a roll for FC Dallas.
We have a piece by the 5 students who were at Fabian SUN School program the day KBOO showed up for a workshop.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. Fabian Castillo scored in the 81st minute and FC Dallas ended a 13-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory over Colorado on Saturday.
"I never set out to be the first Latino councilman," Fabian Bedne has said.
F FABIAN CASTILLO (left ankle sprain).
Get the latest news, stats, videos, and more about golfer Fabian Gomez on ESPN.com.
While Fabian Bedne was an architecture student at the University of Buenos Aires, he encountered a puzzling sight: a pyre of books on the school's campus.
Fabian Rosette, prior of the Mount Carmel Hermitage in Christoval.
Fabian Johnson, Tim Howard.
Fabian Espindola taking what defense gives him.
Fabian Espindola breaks out of slump against Timbers.
Fabian Espindola's goal enough for RSL on road.
Fabian – Leaders in the Law 2011.

In science:

The case is already not so clear for X-ray clusters (Sanders and Fabian 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
In i.i.d. models, estimating procedures similar to (1.4) have been studied by a number of authors using methods of stochastic approximation theory (see, e.g., Khas’minskii and Nevelson (1972), Fabian (1978), Ljung and Soderstrom (1987), Ljung et al (1992), and references therein).
Recursive Parameter Estimation: Asymptotic expansion
J ¨ager, C., Fabian, D., Schrempel, F., Dorschner, J., Henning, T., & Wesch, W. 2003, A&A, 401, 57 Jenkins, E. B. 2004, in Origin and Evolution of the Elements, ed. A.
Evolution of interstellar dust and stardust in the solar neighbourhood
The combination of recent data in Hi (from the VLA, data obtained by Fabian Walter), mid-infrared (from Spitzer), and UV (from GALEX) of the outer regions of M83 suggests that the UV emission in those extreme environments is associated with SF that is compatible with the Schmidt-Kennicutt law.
Panel discussion I: Star formation in galaxies: how do we continue?
Ambipolar diffusion and turbulence were discussed by a number of theorists, including Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, Telemachos Mouschovias, Shantanu Basu, Fabian Heitsch, and Konstantinos Tassis.
Conference Summary: The Cosmic Agitator - Magnetic Fields in the Galaxy
Fabian, A.C., Rees, M.J., Stella, L., and White, N.E., “X-ray fluorescence from the inner disc in Cygnus X-1”, Mon.
Probes and Tests of Strong-Field Gravity with Observations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
George, I.M., and Fabian, A.C., “X-ray reflection from cold matter in active galactic nuclei and X-ray binaries”, Mon.
Probes and Tests of Strong-Field Gravity with Observations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Miniutti, G., and Fabian, A.C., “A light bending model for the X-ray temporal and spectral properties of accreting black holes”, Mon.
Probes and Tests of Strong-Field Gravity with Observations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Reeves, J.N., Fabian, A.C., Kataoka, J., Kunieda, H., Markowitz, A., Miniutti, G., Oka jima, T., Serlemitsos, P., Takahashi, T., Terashima, Y., and Yaqoob, T., “Suzaku observations of iron lines and reflection in AGN”, Astron.
Probes and Tests of Strong-Field Gravity with Observations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
The MIR spectrum of CE And is dominated by a classical amorphous silicate emission (Fabian et al. 2001; Heras & Hony 2005).
Fitting of dust spectra with genetic algorithms - I. Perspectives & Limitations
We are grateful to Fabian Schmidt for comments on the manuscript and for providing us Figs. 3 and 6.
Cosmological Tests of Gravity
Fabian, A.C. et al., “On the determination of the spin of the black hole in Cyg X-1 from X-ray reflection spectra”, Mon.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
One might expect, in a rather simplistic way, that such effects would produce a spiral disturbance in the wind, as was in fact suggested by Fabian and Pringle (1977).
Do novae have optically thick winds during outburst with large deviations from spherical symmetry?
We acknowledge helpful discussions with Lam Hui, Mike Jarvis and Fabian Schmidt.
Astrophysical Tests of Modified Gravity: A Screening Map of the Nearby Universe
Laor, Netzer, & Piran (1990) and Matt, Fabian, & Ross (1993) analyzed the polarization of the UV/soft X-ray emission from AGNs.
Tests of General Relativity in the Strong Gravity Regime Based on X-Ray Spectropolarimetric Observations of Black Holes in X-Ray Binaries