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Its contemporary, sturdy design won’t distract you from the task at hand, but helps easily recall a date while you’re taking phone calls or mapping out your month.
They may have the sun in their eyes or become distracted by a mosquito.A robot referee can really keep its ‘eye’ on the ball|Kathryn Hulick|August 20, 2020|Science News For Students
Yet many business leaders are distracted from that mission at best—and, at worst, perpetuating bias themselves.Can MBA programs build a new generation of antiracist leaders?|Sarah Todd|August 19, 2020|Quartz
If the ellipse persists in your visual system, your decision between the two should be slower, because the coin’s ellipse would distract you from the actual ellipse.This Vision Experiment Resolved a Centuries-Old Philosophical Debate - Facts So Romantic|Jim Davies|August 14, 2020|Nautilus
Getting bogged down on any specific ranking factor is not a good idea and can distract you from your business goals.SEO myth-busting: What is not a Google search ranking factor|Barry Schwartz|August 5, 2020|Search Engine Land
However we strain to distract ourselves, our consciousness of death heightens our awareness of evil.
“I reached out, grabbing him, trying to get his attention, trying to distract him,” Valentino told The Post.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They still just distract us from generally more substantive topics in need of our attention.#FixTheInternet: The Hashtag That Beat Back Kim Kardashian’s Butt|Emily Shire|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The discussion of race in the league just serves to distract from why players misbehave.Ex-NFL Linebacker: We Talk Around Race, Not About It|Carl Banks|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He uses it to dismiss hecklers and distract from bad news in the Garden State.Chris Christie Tries to Dance His Way Back Into Your Heart|Olivia Nuzzi|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You pained me deeply yesterday, when you advised me to go out a little 'to distract my thoughts.'Mauprat|George Sand
Every moment new changes and new showers of deceptions to baffle and distract him.Emerson and Other Essays|John Jay Chapman
Before the Prince had left Edinburgh, intrigues had begun to distract his councils.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745|Mrs. Thomson
There is no violence in the colour, nothing to distract the attention from the noble animals—all is quiet, passive and observant.
Gilardoni saw she suspected a secret, and, hoping to distract her thoughts, asked her if Franco intended to start at once.The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro