With nine people in the dining room, there was too much distraction to start the orientation.
Food was more a distraction than a desire.
When Jonathan spoke, the distraction was welcome.
Dusty chuckled, glad for the distraction from his dark thoughts.
He didn't need the distraction of worrying about the queen while trying to prevent them from losing the war!
"You are already a distraction for me," he said gruffly.
It was too dreadful to be under the burden of these insoluble problems, so he abandoned himself to any distraction in order to forget them.
She seemed to be grasping for any distraction to dull the pain.
He had the gift of living for the work in hand without feeling the distraction of other interests.
Her other suitors were less important, except Leicester, who appealed to the least intellectual side of Elizabeth and was always a cause of distraction in her policy and her ministers.
His reasoning was that God already knew what it looked like and it shouldn't be a distraction for others.
He sought a distraction to keep him from wrenching open the door and hauling the small queen away from her second.
It is divisible into two well-marked periods - the first extending to the end of the 12th century and embracing as its chief names Roscellinus, Anselm, William of Champeaux and Abelard, while the second extended from the beginning of the 13th century to the Renaissance and the general distraction of men's thoughts from the problems and methods of Scholasticism.
This second feudal rebellion was only a distraction to William from his war with his brother Robert, which continued intermittently all through the earlier years of his reign.
He tried to avoid his old acquaintances with their commiseration and offensive offers of assistance; he avoided all distraction and recreation, and even at home did nothing but play cards with his mother, pace silently up and down the room, and smoke one pipe after another.
It'll be a good distraction while we rig the country club and other hotels.
There were things he still needed to sort out and Carmen was a distraction – a delightful one for sure, but a distraction all the same.
The letters to Vettori paint a man of vigorous intellect and feverish activity, dividing his time between studies and vulgar dissipations, seeking at one time distraction in low intrigues and wanton company, at another turning to the great minds of antiquity for solace.
Charles VIII., a prince with neither intelligence nor resolution, his head stuffed with chivalric romance, was scarcely freed from his sisters control when he sought in Italy a fatal distraction from the struggle with the house of Austria.
I take it the distraction won't work on you in our private deals.
She breathed a sigh of relief as she reached the door, ready for a distraction after the intense interaction with Xander.
The photographer's assistant yelped suddenly, and she turned her head, needing the distraction from the infuriating wall of pure male lying on top of her.
Aside from drama, it was going to take half an eternity to straighten out the underworld without the distraction of a woman in his life.
I need a distraction, he told Jenn through her mind.
Though he was physically engaged in swordplay, Kiera sensed A'Ran's distraction the next morning as they sparred.
He too was troubled to distraction by Shipton's presence, enough to pass up such an obvious chance to pull Fred's leg.
While she didn't shake her distraction completely, she was at least engaged.
His mind was occupied by the interests of the center that was conducting a gigantic war, and he was glad to be free for a while from the distraction caused by the thought of Kuragin.
The distraction of Scotland promised to Henry VIII.
Every year you bitch about it, he said, enjoying the distraction from his dark thoughts.