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distracted

dis trak tuhd

  • v  draw someone's attention away from something
    The thief distracted the bystanders
  • v  disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
  • s  having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety

  • The cell-phone talkers were far more distracted than drivers who talked to a passenger: 50% of the drivers on cell phones missed a designated exit, while none of those talking to .
  • Controversy over her gender has distracted from her world championship win in the 800 meters.
  • But her mother Faye and sister Laurie are convinced that writing distracted Williams from her illness and kept her focused on living.
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  • Robert Gates in 940 News
    The concern I have is that the longer the internal problems continue, the more distracted the Pakistani army and security services will be in terms of the internal situation rather than focusing on the terrorist threat in the frontier area,...
  • Nancy Pelosi in Forbes
    While members of Congress are passionate about their views, what Congressman Stark said during the debate was inappropriate and distracted from the seriousness of the subject at hand - providing health care for America's children,Pelosi said.
  • Alan Mulally in The Birmingham Post
    He ensured that Jaguar Land Rover was not distracted and continued to focus on the fundamentals of business during the recent sale process, despite at the time fighting his own personal battles,said Alan Mulally, president and chief executive...

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