verb (used with object)
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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
In the evenings brilliant slashes of purple and pink distract the horizon as the sun makes its way towards the sea.How the French Do Detox: Inside France’s Most Star-Studded Wellness Retreat|Brandon Presser|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was so full of pretty ways and dainty devices for to distract my mind, I never thought of counting.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
Irresponsible as he is, he must be allowed to move about without anything to distract his attention.
Home, where nothing comes to distract me from my gnawing griefs and almost intolerable thoughts.
My time was chiefly spent in talking, and listening to the conversation of others, in order to distract my attention.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
He quickly loosed a deer which was tied to his saddle, but the prey was not sufficient to distract them from their purpose.Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match|Francis C. Woodworth