[ UK /dɪstɹˈæktɪd/ ]
[ US /dɪˈstɹæktəd, dɪˈstɹæktɪd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety
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How To Use distracted In A Sentence

  • Mumbling distractedly, she conducts me through the hundreds of exhibits.
  • Reuters distributes this shot which, from the way everyone is caught in the moment, seems to capture Obama ogling, or at least gamely distracted by this junior G-8 delegate (set up by the notorious Sarkozy seeming to also look on lecherously). Michael Shaw: Reading the Pictures: Reuters Obama Booty Call
  • Some students will perform the exercise best if naked and undistracted by clothing touching them. THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN
  • It is better to focus our attention on that now than to be distracted by anything else.
  • When the tournament is held before the season, not in the middle of it, players aren't tired, nursing injuries or distracted by their seasons.
  • Seated in the theatre's lower gallery, I found myself distracted, not for the first time, by the endless gropings of the groundlings.
  • From the distracted and despairing man whom love and longing trepan from the lover under passion’s ban the prisoner of transport and distraction from this Kamar al-Zaman son of Shahriman to the peerless one of the fair Houris the pearl-union to the Lady Budur daughter of King Al Ghayur The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • There's almost no national ailment that he feels can't be solved, or at least distracted from, by taking off his suit jacket, loosening his tie and suggesting a good old-fashioned knees-up. You're the prime minister, Cameron. Please stop behaving like the David Brent of British politics | Sam Delaney
  • Scooping his own jacket up, Shanza gave it a distracted shake and tossed it over his shoulders in a dazed stupor.
  • The distracted cyclist flew over the handlebars and landed on the pavement.
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