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Svengali

Svengali a person who exercises a controlling or mesmeric influence on another, especially for a sinister purpose, from the name of a musician in George du Maurier's novel Trilby (1894) who trains Trilby's voice and controls her stage singing hypnotically; his influence over her is such that when he dies her voice collapses and she loses her eminence.

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