Dusty chuckled, glad for the distraction from his dark thoughts.
When Jonathan spoke, the distraction was welcome.
At the close of 1799 (see French Revolutionary Wars) he had three purposes to serve by the help of his fleet: the relief of the French garrison besieged by the British forces in Malta; the reinforcement of the army he had left in Egypt; and the distraction of Great Britain by the threat of invasion of England across the Channel, or of Ireland.
He sought a distraction to keep him from wrenching open the door and hauling the small queen away from her second.
When formerly I was looking about to see what I could do for a living, some sad experience in conforming to the wishes of friends being fresh in my mind to tax my ingenuity, I thought often and seriously of picking huckleberries; that surely I could do, and its small profits might suffice--for my greatest skill has been to want but little--so little capital it required, so little distraction from my wonted moods, I foolishly thought.
I take it the distraction won't work on you in our private deals.
While she didn't shake her distraction completely, she was at least engaged.
Food was more a distraction than a desire.
The distraction of Scotland promised to Henry VIII.
In all directions expanding in vast irregular circles, and aimlessly swimming hither and thither, by their short thick spoutings, they plainly betrayed their distraction of panic.