DISTRACT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISTRACT
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distract
 v.  make someone stop giving their attention to something
Classic Sentence: (108 in 8 pages)
1  He almost succumbed to this blow; in a few weeks his hair was grey; he was getting ready to go abroad, if possible to distract his mind.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  Her intellect was at the same time inquiring and indifferent; her doubts were never soothed to forgetfulness, and they never grew strong enough to distract her.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
3  "If I were a father and had a daughter, I believe I should love my daughter more than my sons, really," I began indirectly, as though talking of something else, to distract her attention.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: VI
4  Some, as if unwilling to distract her from an important occupation, came up to her for a moment and made haste to go away, refusing to let her see them off.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II
5  The marshals stood behind him not venturing to distract his attention.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIV
6  Michaelis made a clumsy attempt to distract him.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
7  'It's enough to distract me,' cried my mother.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
8  Anna began to look after her, but even that did not distract her mind, especially as the illness was not serious.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 32
9  He concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In III
10  The girl's intention may have been good, perhaps she was under instructions to distract him or to give him the chance to collect himself, but the attempt had not worked.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The ...
11  He would come straight home from the office, remain in her room without the light on, and sit on the sofa with nothing more to distract him than keeping watch on the empty hallway.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Four Miss B├╝rstner's Friend
12  Dantes observed, however, that Faria, in spite of the relief his society afforded, daily grew sadder; one thought seemed incessantly to harass and distract his mind.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
13  Besides, I believe, between ourselves, she did this in order to distract her mind, that she might forget; and she only filled her head in order to alleviate the weight on her heart.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 27. The Story.
14  She should go up and sit with Melanie and distract her mind from her coming ordeal but she did not feel equal to it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
15  And I'm bound to say Lily DOES distract it: I believe he'd marry her tomorrow if he found out there was anything wrong with Bertha.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  No need to distract from the center ring of this circus.
2  Despite his desire to achieve nirvana, the young Buddhist found that even the buzzing of a fly could distract him from his meditation.
3  Despite Clark's attempts to distract her with tangential remarks, Lois kept on coming back to her main question: why couldn't he come out to dinner with Superman and her?.
4  She jabbered away, trying to distract his attention.
5  It was another attempt to distract attention from the truth.
6  Try not to distract the other students.
7  Try not to be distracted by incidental details.
8  He's easily distracted from his work.
9  Gill seems rather distracted at the moment - I think she's worried about her exams.
10  Noise outside distracted her mind from her studies.
11  The noise in the street distracted me from my reading.
12  My attentions are distracted from my study.
13  His face was wan and his expression distracted, his eyes darting from face to face.
14  The mind will sympathize so much with the anguish and debility of the body, that it will be too distracted to fix itself in meditation.
15  All provinces have some sort of distracted driving-cellphone legislation in place, most banning texting or talking on the phone using a hand-held device, and levying fines if caught.