Faustus


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Faust

 (foust) also Faus·tus (fou′stəs, fô′-)
n.
A magician and alchemist in German legend who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge.

[German, after Johann Faust (1480?-1540?), German magician and alchemist.]

Faust′i·an (fou′stē-ən) adj.
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Noun1.Faustus - an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledgeFaustus - an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
References in classic literature ?
Plain man, as you see me, I find myself getting quite the reputation of a Doctor Faustus in the popular mind.
If you don't mind trusting yourself in the clutches of Doctor Faustus," he said, with a gay smile, "I shall be delighted to see you if you are ever in the neighborhood of Barkingham.
Faustus,' a treatment of the medieval story which two hundred years later was to serve Goethe for his masterpiece; with 'The Jew of Malta,' which was to give Shakspere suggestions for 'The Merchant of Venice'; and with
But finest of all is the description of beauty by its effects which Marlowe puts into the mouth of Faustus at the sight of Helen of Troy:
He wants you partickler; and no one else 'll do, as the devil's private secretary said ven he fetched avay Doctor Faustus,' replied Mr.
John Faustus, an educated, modern man of Europe, has worked his way through all the academic fields of learning and yet finds himself deeply unsatisfied.
Like Gertrude and Doctor Faustus, Willa Cather's Song of the Lark is a classic, which often means a book everyone knows about, but no one reads.
One of V's favorite phrases - what with the ``v'' alliteration - it comes from Christopher Marlowe's ``The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus.
But the avant-garde Wooster Group's House/Lights (first seen in 1999) makes a delirious theatrical mash-up of Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights and a 1960s soft-core porn film called Olga's House of Shame.
FAUSTUS, one of the UK folk scene's most established names are to play the capital next month.
Faustus, one of the UK folk scene's most established names, are to play the capital next month.
The season also includes Cymbeline, Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and a production of Hamlet.