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something, especially a performance or show, designed to entertain

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an obstacle to attention

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an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations

the act of distracting

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It is true there be some affairs, which require extreme secrecy, which will hardly go beyond one or two persons, besides the king: neither are those counsels unprosperous; for, besides the secrecy, they conunonly go on constantly, in one spirit of direction, without distraction.
He knew very well that every distraction which should arise would be a joy, a hope, which his servants would have paid with their blood to procure him.
Before you came, Lumley and I were living together decently enough, and, as hundreds of others live, with outside interests for our chief distraction.
The office," he said, "demands household care, and household care brings with it distraction of mind, hindering the pursuit of learning.
In a word, she was in love with him to distraction.
On the contrary, he needed occupation and distraction quite apart from his love, so as to recruit and rest himself from the violent emotions that agitated him.
He had seen him pass along the crowded street, amidst the execration of the throng; and marked his quivering lip, and trembling limbs; the ashy hue upon his face, his clammy brow, the wild distraction of his eye--the fear of death that swallowed up all other thoughts, and gnawed without cessation at his heart and brain.
Here's the house broken into,' said the doctor, 'and a couple of men catch one moment's glimpse of a boy, in the midst of gunpowder smoke, and in all the distraction of alarm and darkness.
In addition to these points of distraction, Wardle was intrusted with two small letters to two small young ladies who were to act as bridesmaids; upon the receipt of which, the two young ladies were driven to despair by having no 'things' ready for so important an occasion, and no time to make them in--a circumstance which appeared to afford the two worthy papas of the two small young ladies rather a feeling of satisfaction than otherwise.
The invitation offered an agreeable distraction to Maggie's grief, and her tears gradually subsided as she trotted along by Luke's side to his pleasant cottage, which stood with its apple and pear trees, and with the added dignity of a lean-to pigsty, at the other end of the Mill fields.
I have possessions, electronics, distractions, and occasional busy-ness.
Surprising Research Finds that Mental Distractions Can Persist Long after Completing a Task
introduces the term attention deficit trait (ADT), which he feels people in all work places are developing due to the constant interruptions, distractions, and chaos everyone is exposed to daily at work and home.
While most of the crashes were influenced by distractions inside and outside of the vehicle, emergency services say the 21 caused by mobile phone use is a worrying statistic.
SINCE the "big" elections, "general elections", are now held only once every five years - since the 2010 election, it is not unreasonable that there should be quite a close focus on them, without too many distractions from other news.