Examples of usage:

  1. Of course the happiness of people in that state never lasts longer than half an hour at a stretch, and then they are plunged back again into misery and distraction; but while it does last, it in, very intense and delightful indeed. "The Midnight Queen" by May Agnes Fleming
  2. If I rushed from one distraction to another I should not feel sure of myself at the end. "A Daughter of the Vine" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  3. But it was deemed necessary as a distraction in aid of the French, and it fulfilled the purpose. "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17" by Charles Francis Horne
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