Distracted sentence example

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  • Chili pepper lights distracted her.
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  • The silver-haired man offered a distracted smile.
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  • A light knock at his door distracted him from both painful thoughts.
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  • It was an hour later when the noise distracted them.
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  • But then, the question would be; what distracted her?
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  • You don't have enough cheeseburgers to keep me distracted forever.
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  • Don't be distracted by him or even your own past.
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  • Alex patiently consoled and distracted her while the nurse taped a padded board to her hand and wrist so she couldn't move it.
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  • When they undressed, he kept her so distracted that she didn't even think about being embarrassed.
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  • She's pretty distracted now and I need to get her to the hospital.
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  • "Yeah, sure," came the distracted response.
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  • No. I was distracted by Toby.
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  • The woman was far enough ahead she should be able to escape while he distracted the creature.
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  • Kelli's features were drawn, her gaze distracted.
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  • But finals are coming up, and we're likely to be distracted...
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  • "That sounds nice," Kiera said, distracted.
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  • Carmen arranged for the twins and Destiny to stay with Grandma Reynolds so that she wouldn't be distracted when her guests arrived.
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  • Netherlands was distracted by the quarrels of Gomarists and Arminians.
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  • The adhesion of the same monarch to the League of the Catholic Reaction certainly added to the difficulties of Polish diplomacy, and still further divided the already distracted diet, besides alienating from the court the powerful and popular chancellor Zamoyski.
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  • Some degree of peace was, however, given to the distracted country during the reign of Llewelyn ap Seissyllt, the husband of Angharad, heiress of Gwynedd, who at length secured the overlordship or sovereignty of all Wales, and reigned till 1022.
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  • The pitiful groans from all sides and the torturing pain in his thigh, stomach, and back distracted him.
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  • While you're distracted, an accomplice can snatch your wallet, briefcase, laptop or purse.
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  • Remember that people have busy lives and it is easy for consumers to get distracted.
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  • Too often, people get caught up or distracted while cleaning and organizing, this can leave them floundering for where to start, to pause or to finish.
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  • You also will find it to be practically invisible so you won't be distracted by it during swimming time or hosting guests at a big pool party.
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  • While some such books may be excellent resources, make sure you evaluate them carefully; don't let your mind be distracted by the lure of the celebrity bandwagon.
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  • If you set the background of your web page to an animated fireworks background, it is very likely that no one will be able to read your web page because they'll be too distracted by the colorful graphics.
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  • Choose an animation that loops slowly because the eye will be distracted by quick movement.
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  • While it may be easy to get distracted by the fun of creating patterned images and browsing through them to brighten your website, make sure you don't break some of the cardinal rules of web design.
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  • In the last few weeks she had allowed herself to be distracted.
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  • She waited until the vamps were gone before going to the gym, not wanting to tempt any of them to attack her while she was half-naked and distracted.
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  • A tap at the door made Lankha pause, and she hurried to answer it to keep the healer from being distracted.
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  • Katie frowned.  In the course of a day, Gabe had gone from emotional to unaffected when discussing Death.  He was distracted, and she felt like she was talking to someone completely different.  Blaming herself for taking his mind off of their survival, she fell silent and followed him.   Briars and branches caught her pant legs, and she found herself slowing to push more and more of the jungle's flora out of the way.  Gabe, too, began to struggle with the bramble, and she noticed the jungle no longer laid their path before him.  Instead of clearing away to allow them passage, it stayed where it was, obstructing them.
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  • Katie drew a deep breath before following.  Gabe was more than distracted.
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  • "I'll be there in a few," he replied, distracted.
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  • For a few months after the occupation of Rome pressing questions incidental to a new change of capital and to the administration of a new domain distracted public attention from the real condition of Italian affairs.
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  • If we try to know the real world, we find ourselves distracted by opposite arguments (" ` Antithetic of Pure Reason "), plausible and resistless in attack, helpless in defence.
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  • It attained a certain dignity and unity under Abbas Shah (1585-1628), but in later times was distracted and disorganized by Afghan invasions.
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  • A powerful native dynasty reigned in the 12th century, but in 1408 the island was attacked by Chinese, and from 1505 onwards it was distracted by the attacks and squabbles of Europeans.
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  • On the whole, the interference of the Comneni, if it checked Zengi for the moment in 1138, may be said to have ultimately weakened and distracted the Franks, and to have helped to cause the loss of Edessa (1144), which marks the turning-point in the history of the kingdom of Jerusalem.
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  • At this period he wrote two important works which, owing to the distracted state of public affairs, remained unpublished, Institutiones juris ecclesiastici and Praelectiones juris ecclesiastici.
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  • According to the legend a raven settled on his helmet during his combat with a gigantic Gaul, and distracted the enemy's attention by flying in his face.
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  • In the latter part of the 18th century and the first years of the 19th it was constantly the scene of bloody dissensions between two rival parties, one led by the local janissaries, the other by the sherifs (religious); and the Ottoman governors took the side, now of one, now of the other, in order to plunder a distracted city, too far removed from the centre to be controlled by the sultans, and too near the rebellious pashalik of Acre and the unsettled district of Lebanon not to be affected by the disorders natural to a frontier province.
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  • George Rakoczy II., who succeeded his father in 1648, the Turkish empire, misruled by a series of incompetent sultans and distracted by internal dissensions, was unable to intervene in Hungarian politics.
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  • Returning full of hope from Pietra Santa, Savonarola might well have been dismayed by the distracted state of public affairs.
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  • During his whole reign (1751-1771) Adolphus Frederick was little more than a state decoration, the real power being lodged in the hands of an omnipotent riksdag, distracted by fierce party strife.
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  • The distracted widow, however, found some friends, and among them Voltaire, who laid her case before the council of state at Versailles.
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  • He was hampered, however, by want of funds, and his counsels were distracted by the affairs of Poland, which promised a richer booty than was likely to be gained by the anti-revolutionary crusade into France.
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  • (1490-1496), an infant in arms, the duchy was again distracted by civil war and foreign invasions.
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  • The conflicts between Catholics and Protestants speedily merged into the chronic political rivalries, domestic and foreign, which distracted the European states; and religious considerations played a very important part in diplomacy and war for at least a century and a half, from the diet of Augsburg in 1530 to the English revolution and the league of Augsburg, 1688-89.
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  • It is impossible to review here the Wars of Religion which distracted France, from the " massacre of Vassy " to the publication of the edict of Nantes, thirty-six years later.
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  • Distracted among themselves, with the formidable Basuto power on their southern and eastern flank, the troubles of the infant state were speedily added to by the action of the Transvaal Boers.
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  • For centuries she had been distracted by wars with Cambodians, Peguans and Burmans, but the incorporation of Lower Cochin China, Annam and Tongking by the French, and the annexation of Lower and Upper Burma successively by the British, freed her from all further danger on the part of her old rivals.
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  • During the 17th and 18th centuries, while the Romanist majority of the Swiss cantons steadily refused to accept Geneva as even a subordinate member of the Confederation, the city itself was distracted on several occasions by attempts of the citizens, as a whole, to gain some share in the aristocratic government of the town, though these attempts were only partially successful.
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  • The recognition of Christ as the incarnation of the Logos was practically universal before the close of the 3rd century, but his deity was still widely denied, and the Arian controversy which distracted the Church of the 4th century concerned the latter question.
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  • Boghra Khan, the most celebrated prince of this line, was converted to Mahommedanism late in the 10th century and the Uighur kingdom lasted until 1120 but was distracted by complicated dynastic struggles.
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  • With all the means at her disposal cheerfully placed in the hands of such valiant and capable ministers, it would have been no difficult task for the Republic to have wrested the best part of the Baltic littoral from the Scandinavian powers, and driven the distracted Muscovites beyond the Volga.
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  • Before the close of the century, however, the dynasty was extinct, and Bokhara was at once desolated by a Kirghiz invasion and distracted by a disputed succession.
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  • But his double position as ruler both north and south of the eastern Pyrenees distracted his policy.
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  • His rule was weak; the state was distracted by interminable palace intrigues and military mutinies, and affairs went from bad to worse when, in 1843, Jankoji Rao, who left no heir, was succeeded by another boy, adopted by his widow, Tara Bai, under the name of Jayaji Rao Sindhia.
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  • Happily for the kingdom whose king was a child and a leper, the attention of Saladin was distracted for several years by an attempt to wrest from the sons of Nureddin the inheritance of their father - an attempt partially successful in 1174, but only finally realized in 1183.
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  • By these events Hobbes was distracted from the orderly execution of his philosophic plan.
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  • Having suppressed a rising at Mainz Frederick set out in the autumn of 1163 for Italy, which country was now distracted by a papal schism.
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  • The influence of Liberalism, which served the government so well in this work of construction, brought about also the conflict K l~ with the Roman Catholic Church which distracted ksmpf.
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  • The country was, however, distracted by quarrels between the party of the high aristocracy, which recognized the count of Cilli as its chief, and that of the lesser nobles, citizens and populace, who followed Eiczing.
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  • Vienna itself, where on the 14th of March the establishment of a National Guard was authorized by the emperor, was ruled by a committee of students and citizens, who arrogated to themselves a voice in imperial affairs, and imposed their will on the distracted ministry.
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  • Not only did the Galatian tribes take large tracts towards the north of the plateau in possession, but they were an element of perpetual unrest, which hampered and distracted the Hellenistic monarchies.
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  • Poor, distracted, threatened on occasion by the Celts on her flank and rear, anglicized Scotland preferred her poverty with independence, to the prosperity and peace which England would have given, if unresisted, but never could impose by war.
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  • His boyhood was distracted by vague party strifes, but Henry did not attempt to administer his country.
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  • In 1513 Dr West, an envoy of Henry VIII., found James in the state of " a fey man," doomed, distracted, agitated and boastful.
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  • They did pass the Act of the Classes, disabling all " Engagers " from all manner of offices, military and civil, and dividing the distracted country into two hostile camps.
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  • But there is no trace of any theological difficulties in Luther's mind in the struggles which sent him into the convent and distracted him there.
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  • In short, Abdur Rahman's reign produced an important political revolution, or reformation, in Afghanistan, which rose from the condition of a country distracted by chronic civil wars, under rulers whose authority depended upon their power to hold down or conciliate fierce and semi-independent tribes in the outlying parts of the dominion, to the rank of a formidable military state governed autocratically.
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  • After this research Gay-Lussac's attention began to be distracted from purely scientific investigation.
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  • He was now, to quote his own words, "master of all things," and the Roman world looked to him for some permanent settlement of the distracted empire.
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  • The special occasion for which the House had been sum moned was the discovery of one of the numerous popish plots that distracted Elizabeth's reign.
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  • On the death of the last the empire was distracted by civil war between his sons Barkiyaroq, Mahommed arid Sinjar, with the result that, although the Seljuks of the direct line maintained nominal supremacy till the death of Sinjar (i15~), other branches of the family established themselves in various parts of the empireSyria, Rum (Asia Minor),
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  • His kingdom was distracted by intestine divisions and rebellion, and the foe i Creasy says that Suliman led his armies against the Persians in several campaigns (1533, 1534, 1535, 1548, 1553, 1554), during which the Turks often suffered severely through the difficult nature of the countries traversed, as well as through the bravery and activity af the enemy.
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  • In the end of the 12th century, and on into the following, Glastonbury was distracted by a strange dispute, caused by the attempt of Savaric, the ambitious bishop of Bath, to make himself master of the abbey.
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  • Two popes anathematized each other from Avignon and from Rome, and zealous churchmen were at their wit's end to concoct ways and means, by general councils of Constance and Basel and otherwise, to restore peace to a distracted church, and to discipline the clergy into decent living.
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  • We despair of saving the colony from those evils which threaten it by the turbulent and dishonest conduct of vagrants, who are allowed to infest the country in every part; nor do we see any prospect of peace or happiness for our children in a country thus distracted by internal commotions.
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  • Despite their distracted condition the Transvaal Boers had no sooner obtained their independence than they began to make claims to authority in Bechuanaland.
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  • The Transvaal was perhaps the greatest sufferer through Grey's failure, that country continuing for years in a distracted condition.
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  • Burgers, a man totally unfitted to govern a country distracted by factions, harassed by wars with natives, and with an almost depleted exchequer.
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  • During the reign of this prince, who has been described as a very humane and indolent man, the country was distracted by sanguinary broils; the governors of several provinces and districts withdrew their allegiance; and the dominions of the khans of Kalat gradually so diminished that they now comprehend only a small portion of the provinces formerly subject to Nasir Khan.
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  • Its inhabitants, surrounded by Moorish or Spanish enemies and distracted by civil war, derived such rudiments of civilization as they possessed from Arabic or Leonese sources.
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  • When it became known in France that Peter of Courtenay was dead, his eldest son, Philip, marquess of Namur, renounced the succession to the Latin empire of Constantinople in favour of his brother Robert, who set out to take possession of his distracted inheritance, which was then ruled by Conon of Bethune as regent.
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  • About the time when he was writing The Mask of Pandora, he could see "in the sunset Jason's fleece of gold," and hear "the waves of the distracted sea piteously calling and lamenting" his lost friend.
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  • In 1718 the city wall was completed; settlers began to stream in, especially from distracted Gujarat; and a series of wise administrative reforms increased this tendency until in 1744 the population, which in 1718 had sunk to 16,000, had risen to 70,000.
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  • His guardians, Cardinal Bak6cz and Count George of Brandenburg-Anspach, shamefully neglected him, squandered the royal revenues and distracted the whole kingdom with their endless dissensions.
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  • This time it was an attempt to~ annex the great, county of Toulouse, and so to carry the borders of Aquitaine~ to the Mediterranean, which distracted him.
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  • In the intervals of the legislation which formed the main feature of the first half of his reign, Edward was often distracted ~ h by external matters.
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  • The only result of the two expeditions was to give the English soldiery a poor opinion of French military capacity, and a notion that money was easily to be got from the distracted realm beyond the narrow seas.
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  • Charles was also distracted by many stabs in the back from the Ottoman Turks, who were just beginning their attack on Christendom along the line of the Danube.
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  • So that the executive not only found it impossible to govern, owing to the opposition of the councils and a vehement press-campaign, but was distracted by ceaseless internal conflict.
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  • A distracted Mulliner lost the ball under pressure from opposite number and the ball squirmed off the bar.
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  • Cassie was easily distracted in church by the beautiful chandelier that hung a few pews in front of her.
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  • The teacher had to banish all cellphones from the classroom because they distracted his students.
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  • Babies are easily distracted, so pull out some of her toys that she hasn't played with in a while.
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  • At the time, I was too distracted by his panting and wanted him tapped at least once to see how he did.
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  • If your attention has distracted her, she may not notice that she's not being held anymore.
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  • This makes it perfect for those times that Fido needs to be distracted, and your dog is guaranteed a boredom-free game.
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  • The point of this is to make sure your dog is going to stay close to you and not be distracted by the other dogs.
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  • The problem was, I had had been so distracted by the fun we were having and the wonderful weather after so much rain, when I got home I realized that maybe I had bought just a tad too much fruit.
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  • He can be difficult to housebreak because of his tendency to become distracted.
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  • Getting distracted while operating an automobile is one of the most common and most dangerous driving habits than anyone can develop.
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  • They may participate in activities they don't get to enjoy at other times of the year or are distracted because they are going to spend time in a new location, such as a vacation house or hotel.
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  • It was simply overkill and distracted me from the game quite often.The other big problem I had were the blocky graphics.
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  • I didn't really need the auto-aiming feature because it distracted me from finding the aliens.
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  • Abused children also tend to be distracted and overactive, making school a very difficult environment for them.
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  • The most common occurrence was that the supervising adult knew the child was in or near the water but was distracted long enough for the child to drown.
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  • Younger toddlers can sometimes be distracted, but older ones need to be separated and given a break from each other.
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  • If she isn't quite ready or is distracted, this can lead to a major turn off.
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  • They focus on keeping track of one behavior at a time so that a younger, more easily distracted child doesn't feel overwhelmed.
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  • No matter how cool the gift is, it is the nature of kids to be distracted by the next cool thing and your "best gift ever" starts gathering dust on the shelf.
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  • Don't get distracted by the fluff featured on some higher-end digital cameras.
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  • It's best not to be distracted by children or friends who are eager to get to another destination.
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  • Features - When a youngster is learning to tell the time and has his first watch, it is important that he is able to focus on the time rather than getting distracted with lots of other features.
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  • Close blinds, doors or curtains; you do not want to distract your co-workers, nor do you want to be distracted or uncomfortable.
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  • The mat needs to ensure the ability to immerse yourself in yoga practice without feeling distracted due to composition, size, or thickness.
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  • If he was on the road, he didn't need to be distracted.
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  • Maybe he was here to see Giddon, and was distracted - or even worried that she would detect his source.
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  • Who hasn't sat at a stop light and been so distracted by something else that they didn't notice the light was green?
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  • The thought distracted her, and she both yearned to be with him and hated herself for not being able to shake the thought of him.
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  • She waited until she was certain he was distracted before she crept across the apartment, keeping as close to the wall farthest from him as possible.
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  • Darian was gone, Jonny distracted by his newfound gun, and she in need of a friend.
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  • Whatever was in the hallway distracted Dusty again, and red splashed across his forearm as Talon's blow grazed him.
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  • Jenn glanced at Jonny, who looked agitated yet distracted.
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  • His crying and shifting distracted her from the strange world around her and made her head pulse, as if he were trying to pry his way into her unwilling mind.
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  • Deidre opened her eyes, distracted by the flow of cool magic from Darkyn into her.
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  • Deals made while the negotiator is distracted or emotional are easier to win, he said.
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  • She wiped her face then dressed, too distracted to feel the warmth of a certain deity as he appeared.
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  • He was distracted by the feel of both after so long with nothing but stone walls beneath his fingertips.
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  • She felt angry tears welling and forced them back, soon distracted by the warmth in her blood.
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  • Hannah chuckled, soon distracted as her gaze took in the entertaining parlor Katie led her to.
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  • His gaze was roving, and his air distracted even as he bent to give Hannah a kiss on the cheek.
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  • A knock at the door distracted his response, which wouldn.t bode well for either of them.
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  • With the creatures too distracted to notice her, Katie drew a breath and darted across the hall, shoving the door of the guest bedroom open.
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  • "I do have a headache," he said, distracted.
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  • The image of baby Rhyn and Kris.s words distracted her as she hurried through the hall back to the stairs.
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  • Romas's voice distracted her from her thoughts.
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  • Did he seem...distracted?
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  • What difference did it make whether she thought of him that way every waking minute, or only when her mind wasn't distracted by something else?
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  • "Good. I really care about you," he said, distracted.
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  • If so, he had certainly been distracted by something.
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  • Things were working well now, but if she got distracted, he could feel as excluded as she had.
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  • As long as he stayed distracted, she could try to find where he kept the necklace.
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  • Stressed and tired, she'd been too distracted by thoughts of what Jonny was plotting to grab coffee on the way in.
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  • Xander half-listened, distracted by his thoughts and trying to overhear the exchange between Jessi and Brandon.
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  • The attention of the reader was distracted, and his good taste annoyed, by the incessant use of puns, of which Hood had written in his own vindication: "However critics may take offence, A double meaning has double sense."
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  • He at last abandoned the contest which had distracted Europe.
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  • The outbreak of war in Spain, followed by the rupture with Austria in the spring of 1809, distracted the attention of the emperor.
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  • The attitude of the distracted imperial government towards these movements was at first openly suspicious and hostile.
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  • Meanwhile his interests were not wholly confined to law: for some time (1840-1843) he wrote for The Times and the British Critic; he made a plunge into patristic learning, from which he soon recoiled; he was much interested in the controversies which distracted the Church on the subject of Tract 90; in the treatment of the Episcopal Church in Canada by the Canadian government and the Colonial Office; in the establishment by the crown, in conjunction with the king of Prussia, of the Jerusalem bishopric; and in the contest for the professorship of poetry at Oxford on Keble's retirement.
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  • The gods detected the crime, and none of them would touch the food except Demeter (according to others, Thetis), who, distracted by the loss of her daughter Persephone, ate of the shoulder.
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  • This had hardly been established before it became distracted by the fratricidal strife of its adherents, from September 22, 1792, to the 18th Fructidor (September 4, 1797).
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  • Leaning on the bourgeois, conservative, liberal and anti-clerical republicans, they were no more able than was the Thermidor party to re-establish the freedom that had been suspended by revolutionary despotism; they created a ministry of police, interdicted the clubs and popular societies, distracted the press, and with partiality undertook the separation of Church and State voted on the 18th of September 1794.
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  • In this distracted state of religious opinion, two leaders of the Arians, Palladius and Secundianus, confident of numbers, prevailed 'upon Gratian to call a general council from all parts of the empire.
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  • If anything could have recalled the distracted country to harmony and order, it would have been the object-lesson presented by the loss of all its colonies on the continent Th ~, 11 of America.
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  • Meanwhile, however, more pressing perils distracted the attention of the government.
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  • The Republicans, under Salmeron, also had their troubles, of due to the growing influence of Socialism; and, finally, the Conservatives were distracted by the rivalries between Silvela, Villaverde and Maura.
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  • Juba's attention was distracted by a counter invasion of his territories by Bocchus the younger and Sittius; but, finding that his lieutenant Sabura was able to defend his interests, he rejoined the Pompeians with a large force, and shared the defeat at Thapsus.
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  • Unfortunately Bradshaw allowed his attention to be distracted by a multiplicity of subjects, so that he has not left any literary work commensurate with his powers.
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  • On his northern frontier he began a war against the Bulgarians, to whom the Byzantines had of late been paying tribute (967), and by instigating an attack from the Russians distracted their attention effectively.
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  • He admitted the difficulties of this enterprise, but thought that a force of picked French troops, aided by Persians and Afghans, might under favourable conditions penetrate into India by way of Kandahar, or through Sind, especially if the British were distracted by maritime attacks from Mauritius.
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  • His words were distracted, his confusion clear.
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  • "Try to keep up, love," the Black God said in distracted irritation.
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  • We need her found and distracted until we can enact a better plan, the Watcher said.
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  • She focused on what he said to keep herself distracted from the yearning growing in her body.
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  • Kiera almost apologized, but the approach and introduction of two pre-teen boys with white-blond hair and bright blue eyes distracted her.
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  • It distracted her until he shifted her body forward to demonstrate and correct her stance.
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  • His words were an echo of Death's assertion.  They struck Kris bone-deep.  Kiki's doubt was apparent for the second time that day.  Kris watched Kiki pass him and disappear through the portal to the underworld.  Kris stepped through, distracted from his dark thoughts by the new world.  They stood on a small rise overlooking a jungle-like forest edged in the distance by an ocean of black water.
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  • He seemed at once distracted and aware, as if his instincts were on autopilot while he thought deeply.
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  • She whistles and heads over to the window as she looks down, momentarily distracted on her little quest.
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  • Some dyslexic students can be easily distracted by noise, activity or visual clutter - allow them a choice of seating.
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  • The group however seemed somewhat distracted by an surprisingly comfortable leather couch, which proved to be the most praised item in the museum.
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  • As I descended, I was temporarily distracted by the sighting of a gray seal.
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  • You might want to even keep yourself slightly distracted.
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  • Students may find the use of a computer helps them to focus on the task without becoming too distracted.
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  • Tuesday 18 / Wednesday 19 Slightly distracted couple of days, but finally managed to start making charcoal drawings from photos.
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  • So the " Prince " is historically inaccurate but you won't want to get distracted by what a proxy wedding was.
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  • Daniel was also distracted by Jack, his aftershave, and his natural musk.
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  • Mario and princess Peach are having a walk when suddenly Bowser Jr. kidnaps the princess while Mario is distracted.
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  • We may find determinate modes of interpretation in the eighteenth-century variorum, if we are not distracted by our modern predisposition to indeterminacy.
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  • Still the Great Schism, which now distracted Western Christendom, so enfeebled the papacy, and kept the Roman pontiffs so engaged in ecclesiastical disputes, that they had neither power nor leisure to occupy themselves seriously with their temporal affairs.
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  • He lit it and, distracted by observing those around him, began crossing himself with the hand that held the taper.
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  • He was bespattered with mud and had a pitiful, weary, and distracted air, though at the same time he was haughty and self-confident.
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  • If you find yourself working slowly or getting distracted easily, try sky blue, navy blue, or black as an accent.
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  • Don't be distracted by the chair, table, or desk's shabby finish.
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  • People who sit in a red room become nervous, fidgety and unless distracted will eventually leave the room.
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  • Since you are playing on your computer in the comfort of your home, it is easy to get distracted.
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  • Most children will only enjoy scrapbooking for 15-30 minutes before becoming distracted.
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  • If you find yourself starting to look at the clock after minute two, go ahead and set a timer so you won't be distracted by thinking about the time.
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  • You are easily distracted and find yourself obsessing over holiday plans.
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  • In addition, as you squeeze something, your mind is distracted by the activity and you're engaged in the present moment, which helps keep you from focusing on the past or the future.
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  • If, for example, you check your email inbox every ten minutes, you're allowing yourself to dilute your focus and become distracted from more important matters.
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  • While your son may be agonizing over asking for that first date, he is often too distracted to realize it may be her first date as well.
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  • If you are studying for a test by yourself, then you are sometimes more likely to get distracted by things like the television or Internet.
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  • Your sales person should be friendly and helpful, not distracted and in a hurry.
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  • Limousine passengers can laugh and talk without having to worry about being distracted while driving.
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  • Even though we may be a bit distracted with entertaining holiday visitors, this time of year can be a time bomb if you are not thinking, as it was for me on Monday morning.
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  • Bipolar children are easily distracted, impulsive, and hyperactive, which can lead to a misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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  • For example, a quiet and serious child fits in well with a family of scholars or intellectuals, whereas an intense, active, and easily distracted child may not be accepted as readily in the same family context.
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  • Methylphenidate contributes to the treatment of ADHD by increasing attention and decreasing restlessness in children and adults who are overactive, cannot concentrate for very long, or are easily distracted, and are impulsive.
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  • Children with AD/HD have difficulties with inattention that can be manifest as a lack of concentration, an easily distracted focus, and an inability to know when and how long to focus.
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  • During the memorial service and funeral, the family will be too distracted and overwhelmed to make arrangements for a later date, but they may realize they could use an extra set of hands in the days that follow.
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  • Children who are easily distracted or who suffer from ADHD or an autistic disorder may require the routine and structure that a standard homeschool curriculum and structure provide.
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  • They will not impress the interviewer, and you stand the chance that the interviewer might be distracted away from what you are saying.
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  • They know what is expected from them and they are not distracted by having new demands put on them.
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  • The most important thing to remember is to take it when you have plenty of time and you will not be distracted.
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  • So, if you purchase your tickets and get distracted by the sea lions or shopping for the perfect gift for Aunt Jane at Pier 39, you can always come back and take your ferry ride at a later date.
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  • In the rush of everyday life, however, it's easy to get distracted and take your eyes off of your kids.
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  • The busy pattern makes it ideal for those trying to hide some bulges, as the eyes are pleasantly distracted.
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  • Plan your candle making project for a time when you won’t be distracted by phone calls, visitors, or other household tasks.
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  • Thieves know this is an ideal time to go after tired and distracted shoppers.
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  • Her thought may be that if you are distracted with focusing on school and a job, she can put off the issue of boyfriends.
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  • You can measure her finger discreetly by making a game out of it or measuring it while she is asleep or distracted.
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  • Vacations: Proposing on vacation is easy to arrange as a surprise because there are many other activities and sights to see that can help keep the lucky lady distracted so she doesn't notice the preparations for the proposal.
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  • An interesting fact is that when a child gets distracted and loses concentration, the wand or light goes off.
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  • She moved to face him, distracted by the fact he shifted his body to keep from breaking their physical contact.
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  • The outside world distracted her from her troubled thoughts.
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  • Distracted, Gabe began to think about how he might be able to save Deidre using the powers of Death.
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  • She plugged her ears, watching as the missiles distracted the men into one direction while the laser strike knocked them dead.
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  • Pierre saw the distracted count, and Sonya, who had a tear-stained face, but he could not see Natasha.
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  • She had been so distracted with her own troubles that his interests and needs had been ignored.
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  • Unwilling to let the weirdness ruin her day, Deidre dismissed the strange exchange, distracted by the smells coming from a display of homemade candles.
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  • "Oh, hon, I'm sorry to hear that," her sis said in a distracted tone that said she really didn't care.
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  • Qatwali is distracted with the land battle and the Yirkin won't be looking where we launch.
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  • He mounted it and rode at a gallop to one of the bridges over the Niemen, deafened continually by incessant and rapturous acclamations which he evidently endured only because it was impossible to forbid the soldiers to express their love of him by such shouting, but the shouting which accompanied him everywhere disturbed him and distracted him from the military cares that had occupied him from the time he joined the army.
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  • The dogs were distracted momentarily by the sound of the telephone, but when it stopped ringing, they advanced further.
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  • An Angevin fleet and army, under Robert's son Charles, was defeated at Palermo by Giovanni da Chiaramonte in 1325, and in 1326 and 1327 there were further Angevin raids on the island, until the descent into Italy of the emperor Louis the Bavarian distracted their attention.
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  • His attention was distracted momentarily as the feeding tube was switched to Carmen's other breast.
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  • She stepped back even more and clenched the purse to her body, distracted as a sleek black car pulled up to the curb.
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