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  1. (in Shakespeare's The Tempest) the exiled Duke of Milan, who is a magician.
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Examples from the Web for prospero

Historical Examples

  • This man was a sort of Prospero, a magician, and the island's first ruler.

    The Little Manx Nation - 1891

    Hall Caine

  • Prospero is the type of the Theurgic, as Comus is of the Goetic, magician.

  • These gentle spirits were ever after obedient to the will of Prospero.

    Tales from Shakespeare

    Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb

  • Is Ariel ever visible to any of the characters besides Prospero?

  • Miranda,” said Prospero, “tell me what you are looking at yonder.