Definitions

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  • adj. pertaining to or resembling or befitting Faust or Faustus especially in insatiably striving for worldly knowledge and power even at the price of spiritual values

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Examples

  • The last time we'll pass Alfred S Faust Intermediate School (what kind of faustian deals are they making there???), the last time we'll pass New Town Liquers (less than a block from Faust, I suspect a connection), the last time was pass

    Hugh Jackman! Nice! Oh... and the show was ok.

  • Even though developers are beginning to see the dark side of this faustian bargain, the momentum is huge — and big business smells money.

    The death of the URL | FactoryCity

  • As Lembit knows too well, signing a faustian pact with the press is a double edged sword - I just hope that Adam has no skeletons hanging around.

    The Price Free Press

  • I hope this hoax results in backlash of that equates to votes because as yinz know we need to elect Obama not an old wealthy man who made a faustian deal with Rove for his soul many moons ago.

    McCain Communications Director Gave Reporters Incendiary Version Of "Carved B" Story Before Facts Were Known

  • Gangster culture is like a dark twisted version iof faustian individualism and against all organised religion especially such a closed and authoritarian one as Islam.

    British Racists Must Be Condemned

  • Expose both this untenable faustian alliance between the dishonest anti-choice propagandists and the true violent zealots in one easy response.

    Inconsistent much, Damian?

  • Those of us who are older and starting to break down may use more service than the money we're putting in, but we can still get the care we need without having to make faustian choices between paying the rent or the electric bill vs. buying medications.

    Profit-driven health insurance is immoral

  • You are try to make a faustian deal, just thought I'd let you know.

    Larisa Alexandrovna: The Far-Right's Patriotism Problem

  • I could have had the opportunity to step in front of a bloodthirsty crowd salaciously antagonized into a piranhaic feeding frenzy as only that faustian master of schadenfreude himself, host and national domestic violence inspirer Jerry Springer could lustily arouse in them.

    If I Had a Million Dollars...

  • First, the hard truth is that every technology is something of a faustian bargain, that every technology ushers in the unexpected, for good and ill.

    Michael Crichton’s Legacy

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