Phrases with the verb "to charm"

Examples of verb "to charm" in the Conditional Tense

Charm (Conditional)

A different manner in a protesting male would have charmed her better.

A day earlier the contrast would have charmed him.

It would be charming to sleep badly — when — near you — and to be awakened by the crowing of the cocks.

Her mouth would be charming if she ever smiled, but exposed as she is to the ridiculous whims and fancies of a capricious mistress, her lips rarely relax from their ordinary grave expression.

I thought it would be charming for her to know you — when I heard from her the extraordinary way you had dawned upon her; and charming therefore if I could help her to it.

She looked at the clock, rose, reseated herself, smiled at d’Artagnan with an air which said, “You are very amiable, no doubt, but you would be charming if you would only depart.

Rage or no rage it would be charming to be in love with her if there were no complications; but the complications were just what was clearest in the prospect.

Suppose a clandestine roof had tires and could neglect a blue spot suppose it was the end and three places were necessary a like view would be charming charming, charming weather.

Examples of verb "to charm" in the Perfect Tense

Charm (Perfect)

And now, my dear, let me tell you once more, that your kindness in promising us a visit has charmed us both.

Words alone strung upon a convention have fascinated us as worthless glass beads strung on a thread have charmed at all times our brothers the unsophisticated savages of the islands.

Yet you could not fail to see that when first furnished the room must have been charming and coquettish.

Still her countenance was so sweet, so innocent, so heavenly, as might have charmed an heart less susceptible, than that which panted in the Abbot’s breast.

This lust of party power is the liberty they hunger and thirst for; and this Siren song of ambition has charmed ears that we would have thought were never organised to that sort of music.

The injury had at once taken a mortal turn, and the chief sent for his magicians, who said it was not the fault of the wife — somebody else must have charmed the arrow to cause such a deadly result.

My mother’s legacy got me many a sixpence which my matches would never have charmed out of the pockets of strangers if I had been an ugly child.

Examples of verb "to charm" in the Pluperfect Tense

Charm (Pluperfect)

I could have believed him to be a fairy prince who had charmed me.

I believe if he had ever found that the original nucleus of honor and of a certain candor which had charmed him in Pierce was gone, he would, provided it seemed his duty, have rejected the friendship.

In this way, Raoul learned to love the same airs that had charmed Christine’s childhood.

She had been charming about the Wheater children after their departure; appreciative of Judith — with a shade of reserve — discerning and tender about Terry, and warmly motherly about the others.

He had taken refuge in the streets, in the harbor of a modern suburb, from the vague, dreaded magic that had charmed his life.

She wondered grimly where and under what circumstances he had acquired the adroitness which had charmed and still did charm her.

Even the soft sweet voice that had charmed the world mostly degenerated now into a croak or a scream.

She was quite prepared to admit that M. Grascour’s plan might be the wisest; but Harry’s manner had been full of real love, and had charmed her.

Her bearing had charmed him into toleration, as Mary Stuart’s charmed the indignant Puritan visitors.

Thus he ended his fourteenth Philippic, and the silver tongue which had charmed Rome so often was silent forever.

Examples of verb "to charm" in the Imperfect Tense

Charm (Imperfect)

She did not charm only when she spoke; though, indeed, the expression of her speaking face was perfect.

The comfort and English appearance of the exile’s dwelling were charming to him; and while he could hear himself talk, he fancied that every one about him must be satisfied.

In manner he was open, or affected openness, and was charming on acquaintance.

I did not know if she were charming or not, but I thought that the epithet, even if exaggerated, could do no harm.

Solitude was not charming to her.

The girl’s voice was charming when she spoke to him of her miserable past, in simple terms, with a sort of unconscious cynicism inherent in the truth of the ugly conditions of poverty.

One’s parents were charming people of course; but so were yours, I’ve no doubt.

About our engagement she was charming — full of cordiality and sympathy.

The view was charming to us; for the first time since leaving Suez we saw the contrast of perpendicular and horizontal, of height and flat.

Yet he seemed proud of his song, delivered it with execution and a manner of his own, and was charming to his mate.

Examples of verb "to charm" in the Gerund Form

Charm (Gerund)

In the Eastern cities they have, in their upper classes, superadded womanly grace to this intelligence, and consequently they are charming as companions.

She is very clever, and beautiful, and has a way with her that I know is charming —” “But what, Lucy?” “I don’t think she cares so much as some people.

Whatever is charming in nature, or pleasing in art, is to be seen here.

The view from this summit of the Fahísát is charming as it is extensive.

It is charming of you to appear so concerned, and I will not pretend that there is not a touch of wistfulness, even at my age, in contemplating death.

It is all very well to be charming to you, but there are people who have told me that once I get on a platform I am charming to all the world.

It may be said that nothing in the world is charming unless it be achieved at some trouble.

The Venetian girl-face is wonderfully sweet and the effect is charming when its pale, sad oval (they all look under-fed) is framed in the old faded shawl.

He is charming in his business with the fair sex, complimenting and flattering them; but the coarsest insults would be less revolting than his disgusting familiarity.

It is charming the way they walk, with quick, short steps.

Examples of verb "to charm" in the Future Tense

Charm (Future)

In some cases of serious illness women will charm by “singing” it a mixture of fat and red ochre, which they rub into the body of the sick man, all classes taking part in the operation.

The probability, however, seems to be, that the charmers will charm in vain, charm they ever so wisely.

He will fancy that in this disguise his work will be more literary, and that there is somehow a quality, a grace, imparted to it which will charm in spite of the inward hollowness.

Other verbs and sentences related to "charm"

Verbs similar to charm


Singing and humming! Sweetness and lightness! Isn’t that magical?” Vance gazed at her, captivated but bewildered.


You know how enchanted I should once have been to marry him.


Then the Princess, who was unique in eloquence and delicacy of speech, fell to making a cup companion of him and beguiled him by addressing him in the sweetest terms of hidden meaning.


Why do I tell you all this? I think you must have bewitched me.


I knew to whom the impenitence would appeal when he had heard the story, and I was not mistaken.


After much pacing about the room, he came to a stand before his clay masterpiece, and stared at it as though the dull eyes fascinated him.


I suppose I have done a certain amount of harm, since I allowed myself to be tempted into action.


But this error would not influence the determination which it was necessary to take.


His brain grew confused, and at last even the power to work, that power which for him had spelt pride and happiness throughout his whole life, seemed to be leaving him.


And as he had never thought of music shops until his eye had caught one an instant before, he darted into the doorway.


Castile, at the time of which I am writing, was in the hands of the Carlists, who had captured and plundered Valladolid in much the same manner as they had Segovia some time before.


It was Margaret’s angelic voice that had entranced him, and which made him think of her as a being of some other sphere, that he feared to woo.


But all that does not allure me, Rolls. You see that I have other pre-occupations than the lips of ladies.


I did not marvel how Catherine Earnshaw could forget her first friend for such an individual.


The point is, that in a surge of anger, obsessed by that catastrophic red wrath that has cursed me down the ages, I killed my fellow professor.


Margrave had quitted his bed, and was pacing the room slowly.


It had been raining during the night.


A screech-owl at midnight has alarmed a family more than a band of robbers; nay, the voice of a cricket has struck more terror than the roaring of a lion.