charm (someone) with (something)

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charm (someone) with (something)

To enthrall and interest someone with something. During my visit this weekend, the school tried to charm me with activities and future internship opportunities, but I'm still just not interested in going there. She's no fool, so you'll have a hard time charming her with money alone.
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charm someone with something

to enchant or fascinate someone with something. He charmed her with stories of his house on the beach. She charmed him with her bright smile.
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Who is likely to invite a stranger from a foreign country, unless it be one of those who can do public service as a seer, a healer of hurts, a carpenter, or a bard who can charm us with his singing?
Clarissa Hulse Filix Bed Linen - Coral Ombre, from PS19-PS125, Lambswool Throw - Coral Ombre, PS150, Clarissa Hulse Or for something closer to the real deal, this classic design inspired by botanical prints from the late 1700s delves beneath the sea to illustrate living species of coral Cole & Son Seafern Wallpaper - Coral 107/2011, PS85 per roll, John Lewis Woody wisteria trees may charm us with their violet flowers, but why settle for the usual purple petals when you can adorn the walls in climbing coral?
12WISTERIA IN CORAL FLORAL WALLPAPER, PS120 per roll, Woodchip & Magnolia (sofa and floor lamp, stylist's own) Woody wisteria trees may charm us with their violet flowers, but why settle for the usual purple petals when you can adorn the walls in climbing coral?
The audience fell in love with her ability to charm us with her vulnerability during the opening scenes, then dazzle as she came alive with such prowess during the second act.
If having a good laugh is more your thing, then hold out until Tuesday when Steve Walls will charm us with his singing and jokes.
The outlaws duo, with just their first names denoting a low- caste, orphaned origin, charm us with their " rogue masculinity", but in their sentimental education, we witness the gumption of the film- maker and the scriptwriters who dreamt up that audacity.
Sabah will no longer charm us with her eternal smile and enchanting voice nor warm our hearts with her simplicity and modesty.
Precious metals charm us with their gleam, but it's all too easy to be led astray.
Both men fall into the Westlife category and try to charm us with drinks and compliments.
Many, many just charm us with lovely writing, like Jack Smith (Los Angeles Times) who composes a lyrical parable on heating Handel's Messiah in a peaceful college chapel:
While Papadopoulos will charm us with his singing voice, Greek chef Lefteris Lazarou will charm us with his dishes, which will be served as part of the event.
Sopranos Elizabeth Donovan, Helen-Jane Howells, Gweneth-Ann Jeffers and mezzo soprano Karina Lucas charm us with their myriad of roles while baritones Paul Carey-Jones and Richard Morris relish the vocal and dramatic possibilities.
As always, Hopkins is top-notch, while Broderick still manages to charm us with his charisma, despite all the poo jokes (1994)
The first, on September 23, will see the Khoury Ensemble present its original works of contemporary music of the East, followed on September 26 by Omar Faruk Tekbilek, who will charm us with his wind instruments.
Some people have sent in bundles of cards to improve their chances of winning - while others have tried to charm us with complimentary messages.