under the spell of (someone)

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under the spell of (someone)

Influenced or controlled by someone because one finds him or her fascinating, enchanting, or seductive. Our son has never acted out like this before. I think he must be under the spell of that new friend of his. Such was the magnitude of her beauty that countless men have been under the spell of the duchess.
See also: of, spell
References in classic literature ?
At every pin you put, the person under the spell gets nearer and nearer to death.
Look at yourself, and remember what happened to the slave who was under the spell.