Later that day, he went to his biology class and botched a test, because he was so distracted.
First we laugh, then we begin to wonder why the man was so distracted that he didn't notice he'd taken the doorknob with him.
Our cars will chide us if we tailgate and watch us as we drive and jolt us awake if are distracted or drifting off to sleep.
Sometimes, even though Hannah is, ironically, a writer, she says things that seem non-committal, distracted, or not present.
He was distracted by the sounds in the street, and would labor over every word he wrote.
He had chosen a moment when her attention was distracted to slip out unobserved.
"I have sworn to almost everyone," cried the distracted Prophet.
He threw all the strength in his legs into a sudden spring, away from the distracted long knives.
distracted by the noise, the emperor appeared and demanded what it all meant?
They began to cast an eye on the crown, and distracted the nation by cabals to compass their designs.
mid-14c., "to draw asunder or apart, to turn aside" (literal and figurative), from Latin distractus, past participle of distrahere "draw in different directions," from dis- "away" (see dis-) + trahere "to draw" (see tract (n.1)).
Sense of "to throw into a state of mind in which one knows not how to act" is from 1580s. Related: Distracted; distracting; distractedly; distractedness.