fall under the spell of (someone)

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fall under the spell of (someone)

To come under the influence or control of someone because one finds him or her fascinating, enchanting, or seductive. Our son has never acted out like this before. I think he must have fallen under the spell of that new friend of his. Such was the magnitude of her beauty that countless men have fallen under the spell of the duchess.
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They halted and urged him to move faster, but he entreated them not to approach him, and, leaping from his horse, began to roll frantically on the earth, gnashing his teeth and foaming at the mouth.
A great ragged brute of a watch-dog came flying out at me, and foaming at the mouth, and nearly jumping out his skin
cries the squire, foaming at the mouth, "you are enough to conquer the patience of the devil
An instant later the screen doors flew open, and two men rushed in--just as Jurgis was getting to his feet again, foaming at the mouth with rage, and trying to tear his broken arm out of its bandages.
Both she and her son Orgon have fallen under the spell of Tartuffe and invited him into their home.
She's clearly fallen under the spell of his magic wand.
THE whole city seems to have fallen under the spell - or should that be the CFCs?
She's already fallen under the spell of SIMON COWELL and PIERS MORGAN.
He is one of several left-leaning intellectuals and friends of Carla to have fallen under the spell of a president once dismissed by the left as a dangerous rightwinger.
They had fallen under the spell of hypnotist Romark, real name Ronald Markham, who claimed he could hypnotise people into giving up smoking.
Extensively illustrated throughout, this book will be of interest to scholars of the Middle East as well as anyone who has ever fallen under the spell of Scheherazade's stories.
NEW DELHI Cricket-crazy India has fallen under the spell of World Cup soccer.
PAULA Tomlinson had fallen under the spell of the firearms department, a senior police officer said yesterday.
Judge Wolstenholme said he was taking an exceptional view of Taylor's case because she had fallen under the spell of a serious criminal who was domineering and controlling.
At Columbia, Zinsser may have fallen under the spell of Woodberry in the humanities, but in science, his mentor was Edmund B.