Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things.
He let the sensations outside of his mind distract him while he checked his watch a few times.
She forced her face to remain emotionless, her form still enough not to draw attention, like a wounded animal trying not to distract the hungry predators fighting over it.
She tried to distract the building panic.
They'd been cunning by bringing Claire here to distract him.
He then set himself to stir up the Yorkshire adherents of the house of Neville to distract the attention of Edward IV.
It was too easy for the beautiful woman to distract him.
Deidre set down the journal, needing to distract her thoughts before she started to panic again.
Them to distract his method of government.
I know, Darian! she replied, hoping the man in her head didn't distract her.