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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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.
However, in the light of the evidence, I have no doubt you, amongst other of similar immaturity and vulnerability, fell under the spell of fanatical extremists, and your co-defendant Aabid Khan in particular.
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.
Lang doesn't play cat and mouse with the admission that as a child in China, he fell under the spell of the music used in ``Tom & Jerry'' cartoons.
Doon Mackichan was sent blubbing out of Celebrity Fame Academy as Britain fell under the spell of Ruby Wax's sheer, manic enthusiasm.
SEDUCED: Young Sarah fell under the spell of liar lag Lord Archer; SOLEMN: The Archers
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.
So I took it home and fell under the spell of Melissa Greene's luminous prose and her gripping tale of the civil rights era in McIntosh County, Georgia, a subtropical stretch of our Southern coastline I scarcely knew was there.