Instead, their marshmallow was covered from view, or they were given a pretend scenario to distract themselves with.
And the FBI does not want anything to distract the public from the critical task at hand.
The peace treaty was also a chance to distract from his interest in working to entrench Israel sovereignty over the West Bank.
Some say to bolster his flagging ratings, others to distract attention from his birth certificate issue.
In each case, the Justice Department used a diversionary tactic to contain the damage and to distract the public from the truth.
Meanwhile, Porter, could you give him something to eat to distract him?
He hoped to distract her from such grief over her predicament.
And after that Mr. Direck became too anxious not to distract his host's thoughts to persist with his conversational openings.
Recently so many things had arisen to distract her attention.
Dr. (rises) It is a drawback to interpolations that they interrupt the argument and distract the attention.
mid-14c., "to draw asunder or apart, to turn aside" (literal and figurative), from Latin distractus, past participle of distrahere "draw in different directions," from dis- "away" (see dis-) + trahere "to draw" (see tract (n.1)).
Sense of "to throw into a state of mind in which one knows not how to act" is from 1580s. Related: Distracted; distracting; distractedly; distractedness.