Fabian policy

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a policy like that of Fabius Maximus, who, by carefully avoiding decisive contests, foiled Hannibal, harassing his army by marches, countermarches, and ambuscades; a policy of delays and cautions.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A major step toward Charles V's triumph was the infamous Sack of Rome in 1527, a calamity for which the Fabian policy of Venice bears some responsibility.
[14] The Fabian policy of Venice helped doom the alliance, however.
(53.) "Report on Fabian Policy and Resolutions Presented by The Fabian Society to the International Socialist Workers' and Trades Union Congress," Fabian Tract, No.