under a spell

idiom

: affected by magic
She felt like she was under a spell.

Examples of under a spell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps fittingly, then, the plan’s execution seems to be under a spell too, with everyone lost in an entanglement of sloppiness, cross-purposes and bad luck. Tom Gliatto, Peoplemag, 19 Aug. 2023 Yet Black residents like Marcus Jones speak about life here as if under a spell. Tyrone Beasonstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2022 His character initially was a deadly foe of the team of heroes, having been placed under a spell by Power Rangers nemesis Rita Repulsa, but he was later freed from the spell and became the White Ranger. Harold Maass, The Week, 21 Nov. 2022 At the onset of the series, Frank was introduced as an antagonist — placed under a spell by the Power Rangers’ nemesis Rita Repulsa, the Green Ranger almost wipes out the gang of crime-stopping ninjas in the process. Katie Reul, Variety, 20 Nov. 2022 Saying goodbye to the camp aesthetic and hello to a sultry chromatic look, SZA continues to keep us under a spell with every Instagram post and story. Danielle Wright, Essence, 9 Nov. 2022 That’s when the game fell under a spell of madness and turned into something that could rival the San Jose Earthquakes’ four-goal comeback against the Galaxy in the 2003 playoffs as the single-greatest game in league history. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2022 Cabo Frio Mayor José Bonifácio acknowledged his city found itself under a spell. Diane Jeantet, ajc, 22 Jan. 2022 Following the footsteps of Gabriel García Márquez, one writer finds herself under a spell. Travel + Leisure, 10 Oct. 2021 See More

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“Under a spell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20a%20spell. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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