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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But it looked like even the negotiating teams fell under the spell of this week's more important matters - Champions League football.
I'm very glad that I got through these formative years before we fell under the spell of social workers, university lecturers and their pathetic nanny state mentality.
The 55-year-old was holding auditions at Manchester's Lowry Theatre when he fell under the spell of "Hypnodog", a black German Spitz called Princess, owned by performer Krystyna Lennon.
A court had heard how she fell under the spell of sick child abuser Colin Blanchard, whom she was in a relationship with.
WHEN Jaimie Longmuir was a sports-loving teenager living in Ayr he, like thousands of Geordies, fell under the spell of Kevin Keegan's Entertainers.
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton reportedly fell under the spell of a hypnotist as part of a new U.K.
Sentencing him at the Old Bailey yesterday to two years in a young offenders' institution, Judge Timothy Pontius said he "fell under the spell of fanatical extremists".
A WOMAN of 23 who fell under the spell of a Huddersfield drug dealer when she was a teenager has avoided a prison sentence.
On some exotic island she fell under the spell of a big virile, tattooed native clad in a loin cloth.
At Columbia College, he fell under the spell of George Woodberry, the Mark van Doren of his day, and became enchanted by the poet and essayist who had been hailed "the American Shelley" by James Russell Lowell.
A SEVEN-hundred-strong audience fell under the spell of young jazz star Jamie Cullum at an exclusive gala concert.
"It's really not a special or unusual story," says the 39 year-old, who, like most comics aficionados, fell under the spell during his childhood.
Doon Mackichan was sent blubbing out of Celebrity Fame Academy as Britain fell under the spell of Ruby Wax's sheer, manic enthusiasm.
Most famously of all, Alexandra fell under the spell of Father Gregory, holy man and healer, better known to history as Rasputin or 'the debauched one'.
After graduation in 1940, Nagrin auditioned for a resort job at Unity House, where he met Sue Ramos and fell under the spell of her jazz dancing.