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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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.
Forced to imitate Uday's oafish behaviour and mannerisms in the spotlight, Latif is drawn into the inner circle of the Iraqi president and his advisers, where he falls under the spell of Sarrab (Ludivine Sagnier), Uday's favourite mistress.
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.
The newcomer falls under the spell of vampire classmate Edward Sullen (Matt Lanter).
Meanwhile, the usually cool Mr Bingham falls under the spell of fellow jetsetter Alex (Vera Farmiga).
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.
However, their heavy handed tactics don't have the desired effect and when Virgil falls under the spell of sassy piano player Allison French (Renee Zellweger), he provides Bragg with the perfect target to drive the new city marshal and his deputy out of town for good.
A stopover in a pretty town, where Dudley falls under the spell of caf owner Maggie, sets the scene for a showdown between the two motorcycle tribes.
But not before Boromir falls under the spell of the Ring and tries to take it from Frodo, who manages to escape as the fight begins.
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.
Occasionally, the actor falls under the spell of the screen and begins to watch and to reenact his performance.