American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Rasputin, Grigori Efimovich 1872?-1916. Russian starets whose magnetic personality and relative success in the treatment of the czarevich's hemophilia gained him favor in the court of Nicholas II. He was assassinated by noblemen who feared that his licentious manner and ignorance would undermine the monarchy.
- n. Siberian peasant monk who was religious advisor in the court of Nicholas II; was assassinated by Russian noblemen who feared that his debauchery would weaken the monarchy (1872-1916)
“Most believe that "Rasputin" is code for the real movie shooting there: "Iron Man 2.”
“Rasputin is an imperial Russian stout and it is currently one of my favorites.”
“I guess he's a Catholic in the same way that Rowan Rasputin is an Anglican.”
“Rasputin is famous (among many other things) for being the victim of thoroughly inept murderers.”
“Rasputin is very excited about a new translation of the Bible produced by wadical Chwistian organisation One (their name refers to the total membership).”
“Sturmer insisted on the dismissal of Rasputin from the Court on the ground that his influence was injurious, but immediately afterwards Sturmer himself was dismissed, Rasputin's influence being too strong for him.”
“• Peggy's roommate - "Rasputin" - is definitely not still Karen.”
“The two souls fly out of Rasputin’s body through the crack in the sky (e) and Rasputin is the wise man that is trying to lead the child home to his body because his parents have discovered him by now and think that he is dead.”
“These are the ones who would agree with calling Rasputin a saint and that kind of garbage.”
“Tessa and I recreated an early date (circa 2000) tonight by going to Jesse Drucker's birthday party at Rasputin, which is a giant floor-show Russian dinner extravaganza that has to be seen to be believed.”
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