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Her singing especially seemed to enchant and fascinate the girl.

Yes, he said; everything that deceives may be said to enchant.

He was surrounded by all that could enchant the eye and enrapture the imagination.

Oh, you will enchant us with the little instrument, will you not?

There is not one who however he may enchant and strengthen, does not also disappoint us.

I will enchant thee into a sleep from which only a hero can wake thee.

His perfectly cultivated intellect could enchant her always.

Not at all; all these emotions have been in you, dormant; it is they, not he, which enchant you.

This was not altogether the man to enchant romantic maidenhood.

In him combined all the accidents and feelings which enchant existence.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., literal and figurative, from Old French enchanter "bewitch, charm, cast a spell" (12c.), from Latin incantare (see enchantment). Or perhaps a back-formation from enchantment. Related: Enchanting; enchantingly. Enchanted in weakened sense of "delighted" is from 1590s.

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