Origin of Fabian1
Examples from the Web for fabian
Contemporary Examples of fabian
Where Richter took moments in the news and gave them a genteel blur, Fabian Marcaccio goes for gross-out goop instead.A Deity, Doubted
June 4, 2012
In a press conference on the courthouse steps, Fabian Nunez proclaimed his son's innocence by reason of self-defense.
Esteban Nunez's father is Fabian Nunez, 45, the longest-serving speaker of the State Assembly in California's era of term limits.
His father, Fabian Nunez, is eyeing a run for California state treasurer.
Historical Examples of fabian
Just look out, Mrs. Fabian, and see if you can see a gap across the road.
Mr. Fabian saw, from the corner of his eye, that Polly was behind him trying to draw his attention.
Mr. Fabian was so relieved at the sin he feared to hear about, that he laughed louder than the two girls.
If it don't—well, it won't; that's all; but I want you to have the business long enough to baulk Belloc and Fabian the deserter.Carnac's Folly, Complete
Mrs. Stewart went first, but she was so nervous that Mr. Fabian followed closely behind her to steady her trembling form.
Word Origin for Fabian
"socialist," from Fabian Society, founded in Britain 1884, named for Quintus Fabius Maximus (surnamed Cunctator "the Delayer"), the cautious tactician who opposed Hannibal in the Second Punic War. The Fabians sought to draw a distinction between their slow-going tactics and those of anarchists and communists. The Latin gens name is possibly from faba "a bean."