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It captures the building’s superintendent distraught in the minutes after the shooting.

The distraught mind has used the body as a perverse canvas, and the book serves as an extension of the artist’s flesh.

Sheriff’s deputies used tasers, pepper spray, water balls and pinned the visibly distraught man, Paul Silva, to the ground with a body shield to try and subdue him to take him to a medical evaluation.

On July 29, he had published an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun saying, “I’m distraught at the thought of our kids in the city missing more school.”

Even some families who already had one stay-at-home parent have been publicly distraught over the lack of safe, in-person instruction options for their children.

Distraught, confused and ashamed, both men broke down in the courtroom, weeping like children and begging for forgiveness.

Distraught, she wrote her poem on the subway on the way to the event.

She was distraught and sad walking through a park on Long Island when she joined a drum circle on a whim.

Zaun sat on the bleachers with distraught looking supporters, his face set expressionless but colored crimson red.

The next morning, a highly distraught Jimmy is loaded into a van and driven out of the prison.

They awoke on the morrow, their minds still distraught and deeming the thing was but a nightmare.

When she came to his side he seized her hand instantly with a sigh of content and turned and looked at her with distraught eyes.

He paused––distraught, his brows bent, his hand passing aimlessly 56 over the scars and gray stubble of his head.

He pressed his hands to his eyes and then flung them outward with the gesture of one distraught.

You sit down too, Grigory Mihalitch, she said to Litvinov, who was standing like one distraught at the door.


On this page you'll find 76 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to distraught, such as: agitated, anxious, concerned, confused, crazy, and distressed.

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