She was a distractingly pretty woman, and she had thrown herself upon his mercy.
I shall be distractingly fond of frills all the rest of my life.
She powdered her nose and looked penitent and distractingly pretty.
I'd no idea how to stop the thing Which now distractingly began to ring.
He had not forgotten how distractingly pretty she was when she blushed.
I can't work with you dangling about distractingly like this.
Gray drove him to the station; Cecile, in distractingly pretty negligee waved him audacious adieu from her window.
Rhoda's squaring of her slender shoulders was distractingly boyish.
Beneath the floor the oft-repeated gnawing of a mouse or rat went on, distractingly.
Her fair hair is being blown like a silver cloud hither and thither and renders her distractingly pretty.
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.