be under the spell of (someone)

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be under the spell of (someone)

To be influenced or controlled by someone because one finds him or her fascinating, enchanting, or seductive. Our son has never acted out like this before. I think he must be under the spell of that new friend of his. Such was the magnitude of her beauty that countless men have been under the spell of the duchess.
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I am writing this article just a few feet away from the Times Square, the crossroad of the world as some people would call it, so maybe I am under the spell of the city that I wanted to visit for so long, and I am visiting for the first time; you may find me exaggerating, or maybe not giving the city what it really deserves.