Bass singers can find nothing better as a medium for gaining public favor than mephisto's song to the "God of Gold."
They say there was a mephisto so good he would have deceived the devil himself.
He was changed as bland mephisto would change a man, if the material were adaptable and mephisto an artist.
And you are a demagogue, and a demigod, and a Jew, and a mephisto!
An Irishman wandering up Fifth avenue saw in the window of a photographer's shop a large photograph of mephisto.
The rhythm of the mephisto serenade is too good for this world.
In each of the three movements, the Faust, the Marguerite and the mephisto, you make your best music.
Not a bit like mephisto: much more like the Miller of the Dee.
Man-Hater: A woman who, finding herself no longer acceptable to man, flirts with mephisto.
I allowed myself to whisper to the man with me: "mephisto and Faust!"
1590s, the evil spirit to whom Faust sold his soul in the German legend, from German (1587), of unknown origin. According to the speculation of eminent Göthe scholar K.J. Schröer (1886) it is a compound of Hebrew mephitz "destroyer" + tophel "liar" (short for tophel sheqer, literally "falsehood plasterer;" cf. Job xiii:4). Klein writes that the names of devils in the Middle Ages "are in most cases derived from Hebrew."