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Word: distract

Definition: take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted


Sentences Containing 'distract'

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things.
Dantes observed, however, that Faria, in spite of the relief his society afforded, daily grew sadder; one thought seemed incessantly to harass and distract his mind.
Besides, I believe, between ourselves, she did this in order to distract her mind, that she might forget; and she only filled her head in order to alleviate the weight on her heart.
``Be it so; I will stay; I must do something to distract my thoughts.''
All my hopes are blighted, my heart is broken, my life a burden, everything around me is sad and mournful; earth has become distasteful to me, and human voices distract me.
By means of the unproductive class, the cultivators are delivered from many cares, which would otherwise distract their attention from the cultivation of land.
Why should any of these things that happen externally, so much distract thee?
But the care of thine honour and reputation will perchance distract thee?
I for my part will do what belongs unto me; as for other things, whether things unsensible or things irrational; or if rational, yet deceived and ignorant of the true way, they shall not trouble or distract me.
Take pains therefore to know what it is that thy nature requireth, and let nothing else distract thee.

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