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having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety

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The Venetians, moved, as I believe, by the above reasons, fostered the Guelph and Ghibelline factions in their tributary cities; and although they never allowed them to come to bloodshed, yet they nursed these disputes amongst them, so that the citizens, distracted by their differences, should not unite against them.
When the aide-de-camp, having returned and choosing an opportune moment, ventured to draw the Emperor's attention to the devotion of the Poles to his person, the little man in the gray overcoat got up and, having summoned Berthier, began pacing up and down the bank with him, giving him instructions and occasionally glancing disapprovingly at the drowning Uhlans who distracted his attention.
Then, she was distracted with a horrible fear that he might be committing it at that moment; with a dread of hearing shrieks and cries piercing the silence of the night; with fearful thoughts of what he might be tempted and led on to do, if he were detected in the act, and had but a woman to struggle with.
who could lie passively down, distracted by such terrors?
As for Farmer Potatoes, he has been driven nearly distracted.
In this distress I had no assistant, no friend to comfort or advise me; I sat and cried and tormented myself night and day, wringing my hands, and sometimes raving like a distracted woman; and indeed I have often wondered it had not affected my reason, for I had the vapours to such a degree, that my understanding was sometimes quite lost in fancies and imaginations.
It was one evening, when being brought, as I may say, to the last gasp, I think I may truly say I was distracted and raving, when prompted by I know not what spirit, and, as it were, doing I did not know what or why, I dressed me (for I had still pretty good clothes) and went out.
Miss Vanstone, the elder, described herself as distracted at not hearing from her sister; as suited with a governess's situation in a private family; as going into the situation in a week's time; and as longing for a letter to comfort her, before she faced the trial of undertaking her new duties.
The collaboration is aimed at fighting distracted driving.
Senator Maggie Hassan announced today her Granite Stater of the Month for January, Mark Cournoyer, of Jaffrey, who has dedicated himself to making our roads safer by educating drivers particularly new drivers about the serious danger and potentially tragic consequences of distracted driving.
Summary: The driver was fined by Dubai Police for being distracted while driving
21, 2017 -- The National Road Safety Foundation and the organizers of the Chicago Auto Show are asking area teens for help getting the word out about the dangers of distracted driving, which is responsible for more than 3,300 traffic fatalities every year.
People most prone to distracted driving also often tend to think it's"no big deal" -- socially acceptable, the Norwegian study found.
Distracted driving is nearly as old as the automobile itself.
Nearly 500 people lost their lives on Oregon roads in 2016, and crash data analysis points to a contributing cause: distracted driving.