EXAMPLES | noun Jo·hann , [ yoh-hahn] /ˈyoʊ hɑn/ c1480–c1538, German magician, alchemist, and astrologer. the chief character of a medieval legend, represented as selling his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. ( italics) a tragedy by Goethe (Part 1, 1808; Part 2, 1832). ( italics) an opera (1859) by Charles Gounod.
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Faust" is the only play he ever wrote that can rank at all with a dozen of Shakespeare's. Faust is holding out Lauzanne, and stretched me half a point about the mare.
"He did; but—" and Crane looked at
Faust, with patient toleration of his lack of perception. Faust went away more than ever suspicious of Crane and Diablo.
"I see you have Diablo entered for the Brooklyn,"
Faust put out as a feeler. British Dictionary definitions for faust noun German legend a magician and alchemist who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power
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A legendary sixteenth-century magician and practitioner of
alchemy, who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for youth, knowledge, and power. Christopher Marlowe, a sixteenth-century English poet, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote famous plays about him. Note
A “Faustian” bargain is one in which a person is willing to make extreme sacrifices for power or knowledge without considering the ultimate cost.
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