- Looking up she met Sir Norman's gaze, and as if there was something in its quiet, pitying tenderness that mesmerized her into calm, she steadily and rapidly went on. - "The Midnight Queen", May Agnes Fleming.
- I have never been mesmerized in my life. - "Benita, An African Romance", H. Rider Haggard.
- For instance, once I mesmerized you, although you did not know it, and that is why you always have to do what I want you to, except when your daughter is near you, for her influence is stronger than mine. - "Benita, An African Romance", H. Rider Haggard.