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 them 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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Denny excels on the track and one day, he falls under the spell of Eve (Amanda Seyfried).
Denny excels on the track and, one day, he falls under the spell of Eve (Amanda Seyfried).
O'Mara recruits his good friend Sergeant Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling) for this dangerous assignment but the mission is compromised when suave ladies' man Wooters falls under the spell of Cohen's squeeze, actress Grace Faraday (Emma Stone).
Though he is the "good guy," he falls under the spell of darkness in his overwhelming desire to bring his mother back, no matter the consequences.
Together they penetrate deep into the heart of the Indian Nations, where Cass falls under the spell of the lovely mountain girl Audrey--but can he save her from the clutches of the dangerous Josiah Baines?
Her flight, however, turns out to be one not towards safety but en route to danger when she falls under the spell of Dane, a budding smalltime criminal who finds his increasingly-violent, newfound relationship with Nora provides exactly the kind of sexual excitement lacking in his life.
He falls under the spell of Cosette (now played by Amanda Seyfried), unaware that Thenardier's daughter, Eponine (Samantha Barks), adores him from afar...
Pip falls under the spell of the girl, who has been raised "to wreak revenge on all men".
But during a trip to see her brother (Matthew Macfadyen) in Moscow, she falls under the spell of a dashing cavalry officer (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) with their affair bringing shame on her family.
Harry is immediately transported back to the early 1990s and the set of his ill-fated comedy Girls And Suitcases, where falls under the spell of aspiring actress Lena (Penelope Cruz), who just happens to be Ernesto's girlfriend.
Van Natta freely admits to being a bit star-struck playing with Clinton, and falls under the spell of his adversary's easy-going, live-and-let-live approach to keeping score.
Fear, greed, savagery, racism, lust, cowardice, expediency, complacency, indifference, familial attachment, patriotism, ambition, courage, prudence, piety, loyalty, intelligence, idealism--all can be said to motivate one or another character who falls under the spell of the tyrant.
Occasionally, the actor falls under the spell of the screen and begins to watch and to reenact his performance.
Depending on wind strength, the Pacific Ocean generally falls under the spell of either El Nino, its warm phase, or La Nina, its cold phase, each lasting an average 12 to 15 months and years.
The novel tells the story of Trilby O'Ferrall, an artist's model in Paris, who falls under the spell of the compelling Svengali, a musician who trains her voice through hypnosis and turns her into a singing star.