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Thus Spake Zarathustra

noun
1.
German Also sprach Zarathustra. a philosophical work in poetic form (1883) by Friedrich Nietzsche.
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  • Thus Spake Zarathustra, and passed by the fool and the great city.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Thus Spake Zarathustra, and penetrated with his glances the thoughts and arrear-thoughts of the old pope.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Thus Spake Zarathustra, and rose from his couch beside the tree, as if awakening from a strange drunkenness: and behold!

    Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Thus Spake Zarathustra” was not intended for a preachment, save indirectly.

  • Opposite them in the car sat a young lady who was reading "Thus Spake Zarathustra," and chewing gum.

  • Thus Spake Zarathustra, comforted in his heart, and went laughing on his way.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche
Thus Spake Zarathustra in Culture
Thus Spake Zarathustra [(zar-uh-thooh-struh)]

(1891) A book of philosophical reflections by Friedrich Nietzsche, written in the style of a sacred book. It puts forth Nietzsche's idea of the Superman.

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