Mephistopheles


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Meph·i·stoph·e·les

 (mĕf′ĭ-stŏf′ə-lēz′) also Me·phis·to (mə-fĭs′tō)
n.
The devil in the Faust legend to whom Faust sold his soul.

Me·phis′to·phe′le·an, Me·phis′to·phe′li·an (mə-fĭs′tō-fē′lē-ən, -fēl′yən, mĕf′ĭ-stō-) adj.

Mephistopheles

(ˌmɛfɪˈstɒfɪˌliːz) or

Mephisto

n
(European Myth & Legend) a devil in medieval mythology and the one to whom Faust sold his soul in the Faust legend
Mephistophelean, Mephistophelian adj

Meph•i•stoph•e•les

(ˌmɛf əˈstɒf əˌliz)

also Me•phis•to

(məˈfɪs toʊ)

n.
(in the Faust legend) the devil who tempts Faust.
Meph`is•to•phe′li•an, Meph`is•to•phe′le•an (-stəˈfi li ən) adj.
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Noun1.Mephistopheles - evil spirit to whom Faust sold his soulMephistopheles - evil spirit to whom Faust sold his soul
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Mephistopheles

[ˌmefɪsˈtɒfɪliːz] NMefistófeles
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one day came a Faust into our garden,--a good Faust, with no friend Mephistopheles,--and took Margaret from me.
"Well, then, Mephistopheles went on with his serenade"--Mme.
A carriage at the gate, and Mortimer's man arrives, looking rather like a spurious Mephistopheles and an unacknowledged member of that gentleman's family.
As if he were of the Mephistopheles family indeed, and had walked with a drooping tail.
As the young fry of clerks looked at this man playing bowls in the gardens of the ministry with the minister's children, they cracked their brains to guess the secret of his influence and the nature of his services; while, on the other hand, the aristocrats in all the various ministries looked upon him as a dangerous Mephistopheles, courted him, and gave him back with usury the flatteries he bestowed in the higher sphere.
Now, good night--I'm off for Germany to-morrow morning; I shall be back here in six weeks, and possibly I may call and see you again; I wonder whether you'll be still out of place!" he laughed, as mockingly, as heartlessly as Mephistopheles, and so laughing, vanished.
"I let him run on, this papier-mache Mephistopheles, and it seemed to me that if I tried I could poke my fore- finger through him, and would find nothing inside but a little loose dirt, maybe.
Some of his better movies as he moved beyond middle age were in Ghost Rider, as Mephistopheles, and the remake of 3:10 to Yuma.
American tenor Bryan Hymel is an ardent Faust, albeit yelping his high C in the love duet, and Karen Cargill is a firmly sung Marguerite, ardent and tender in D'amour l'ardente flamme, while Christopher Purves oozes mordant cynicism as Mephistopheles. Simon Halsey marshals the choral forces, adults and children, with his accustomed expertise.
But make no mistake, it's really Mephistopheles who runs the show with Marguerite emerging as the only pawn in his grand scheme who possesses the inner fortitude to challenge him.
Farage is just Mephistopheles. Try not to fall for it.
Faust in his desire for infinite knowledge and worldly pleasures could have signed his blood pact with the demon Mephistopheles.