makes a pact with the devil to further his own ambitions. [Br. Lit.: The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus]
makes demonic compact to sate thirst for knowledge. [Br. Lit.: Doctor Faustus]
zealous for universal knowledge; sells soul to Lucifer. [Medieval Legend and Ger. Lit.: Faust; Br. Lit.: Doctor Faustus]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.