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Turns out, spending a couple of nights surrounding a campfire is exactly the distraction we need right now.

When I’m thinking, brainstorming, and writing, I turn the Wi-Fi off to limit the distraction and force me to focus.

From Fortune

“Presumably, you don’t have internet, you’re not online, you’re not watching TV,” she says, adding that without those distractions, you may find yourself itching to put together a real meal.

Also, you may realize we did not put out a Rocket Report last week—this is because the threat of Hurricane Laura provided an unexpected but significant distraction to the author.

Cities like the one she lives in are full of distractions, so she likes to stand between two parked cars and do command training to get the dog she’s with to focus on her and ignore whatever’s whizzing by.

Day by day, it drives people to distraction by diverting energy to mindless legal compliance.

There was a handy distraction in the Che t-shirt the tourist was wearing while celebrating the death.

The New York Daily News declared that “Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has unleashed a weapon of mass distraction.”

All of it feels like a twisted dream—a potential distraction from the depressing post-Manson environment of SoCal.

Still others see the presence of guns on campus as a distraction at best, and at worst, a danger.

They were still a little perturbed by the brilliance and distraction, and it was as an alien that she moved among them still.

He tried to console her, to amuse her, but what distraction could be found to appeal to that monstrously apathetic nature?

But he saw at once that he must not let her see any such feeling; the least hint of it would have driven her to distraction.

Among them was her aunt, pointing with distraction to the fiery edifice, and apparently urging the dragoon to enter it.

Caroline affects a sort of distraction sufficiently well played to induce the belief that she is not listening.


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On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to distraction, such as: aberration, complication, confusion, disturbance, diversion, and interference.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.