- If those grey, mesmeric eyes of hers followed him about, they did so frankly, unconsciously. - "The Dark Flower", John Galsworthy.
- His haggard eyes burn on her face, their mesmeric light disturbs her. - "A Terrible Secret", May Agnes Fleming.
- The mesmeric spell seemed once more to fall upon the assemblage, for the financiers noticed nothing remarkable in the next act of the stranger, which was to take a chair, uninvited, at the table, and the moment he sat down he became the presiding officer as naturally as if he had just been elected to that post. - "The Moon Metal", Garrett P. Serviss.