1. evil spirit to whom Faust sold his soul
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How To Use Mephistopheles In A Sentence

  • The word Mephistopheles can be written in shorthand with one-sixth the number of strokes that is required in longhand. Mark Twain: A Biography
  • The spirit, Mephistopheles, led Faust into real trouble, of course, by such a dramatic prompt in mistranslating the great first line of the Gospel of St John.
  • Sir Willard White was a superb Mephistopheles: his ‘Song of the Flea’ danced and cavorted, and he had plenty of menace when it was needed.
  • Loving Mephistopheles is ambitious in its reach and in a way that meant there was almost too much for this reader to cope with. Loving Mephistopheles
  • `Oh poor cat,' said H.; `If I were Mephistopheles I'd never treat you so badly. ON CATS
  • One friend of mine described a coworker who his team named "Mephistopheles," because he did seem to be the "second coming of the devil," and everyone saw it. The Sociopath In The Office Next Door
  • (The review in The New York Times called his Mephistopheles "irresistible" even though "you know you shouldn't go near him.") NYT > Home Page
  • Finally, Mephistopheles leaped down off the wall to where grey cat was wriggling and rolling -- but alas, he bungled it. ON CATS
  • Soprano Inva Mula is an exceptionally strong and vocally expressive Marguerite, and tall, imposing bass-baritone Paul Gay is ideally cast as a dapper and ironic Mephistopheles. Less Is More for 'Faust'
  • Gretchen is his ideal with her delicacy and restraint, but Mephistopheles in all his fiendish devilry aims to thwart the lovers.
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