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 (mĕf′ĭ-stŏf′ə-lēz′) also Me·phis·to (mə-fĭs′tō)
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.


(ˌmɛfɪˈstɒfɪˌliːz) or


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


(ˌmɛf əˈstɒf əˌliz)

also Me•phis•to

(məˈfɪs toʊ)

(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


[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.
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.
He conjures up Lucifer's servant and intermediary, the devil Mephistopheles and in exchange for 24 years of luxury and unquestioning service from Mephistopheles, Faustus offers to give his soul to Lucifer.
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Adapted to Filipino by Rody Vera and directed by Jose Estrella, 'Faust' stars Neil Sese and Jack Yabut alternating as Faust, Paolo O'Hara and Mailes Kanapi as Mephistopheles, and Karen Gaerlan, understudied by Ina Azarcon-Bolivar, as Margarita.
Then, like a devil out of Bulgakov, Netanyahu, a Middle East Mephistopheles, appeared on the scene, and, with his dark tricks, poisoned hearts and minds, turning Israelis from a gaggle of glowing Labor-voters to a rabble of benighted boobs, always reaching for their pitchforks and always thirsty for blood.
But the future seems so distant for Faust when he conjures up Mephistopheles that the fall into eternal damnation is further away than the moon.