- 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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Contemporary Examples of faust
No, answered Faust; she suspected that Harvard was no different.Princeton's Woman Problem
March 21, 2011
Historical Examples of faust
"Faust" is the only play he ever wrote that can rank at all with a dozen of Shakespeare's.The Man Shakespeare
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's business relationship with Crane was to a certain degree tentative.
He had discovered Faust and used him when it suited his purpose.
- German legend a magician and alchemist who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power