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Not fully in control of one's thoughts and actions:‘the beauty of the land put me under a spell’
- ‘As if under a spell or hypnotized, she couldn't escape.’
- ‘All she had to do was smile, and Alex would be completely taken away, more like captivated under a spell.’
- ‘I don't want to say under a spell, that seems trite.’
- ‘On stage he comes alive and places the audience under a spell; outside of it, he works fiercely with a number of charities and human rights organisations.’
- ‘He looked back at Eugene who seemed to be under a spell and thoughts rushed through his mind.’
- ‘I felt like I was under a spell, and could no longer control my body.’
- ‘The soft music continued to blare from the small stereo that she owned, the symphony sounding brilliant and almost hypnotic, taking Eva under a spell.’
- ‘Her heart is racing - she feels like she's under a spell.’
- ‘He slid to the ground silently, almost as if he were under a spell.’
- ‘I just stood there staring dumbly like someone under a spell.’
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