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Search phrase: distract

Plays

 10 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Antony and CleopatraAC III.vii.43Distract your army, which doth most consistDistract your Armie, which doth most consist
HamletHam IV.v.2She is importunate, indeed distract.She is importunate, indeed distract,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.318Mine hair be fixed on end, as one distract;Mine haire be fixt an end, as one distract:
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.153That tidings came. With this she fell distract,That tydings came. With this she fell distract,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.vi.5Are quite distract with gazing on the crows,are quite distract with gazing on the crowes,
King LearKL IV.vi.280Of my huge sorrows! Better I were distract;Of my huge Sorrowes? Better I were distract,
OthelloOth I.iii.320one gender of herbs or distract it with many, either toone gender of Hearbes, or distract it with many: either to
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.iii.42The fellow is distract, and so am I,The fellow is distract, and so am I, 
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iii.26To see thy noble uncle thus distract?To see thy Noble Vnckle thus distract?
Twelfth NightTN V.i.277They say, poor gentleman, he's much distract.They say poore Gentleman, he's much distract.

Poems

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Lover's ComplaintLC.231 Their distract parcels, in combined sums. Their distract parcells, in combined summes.

Glossary

 30 result(s).
amazementbewilderment, perplexity, distraction
brainishdeluded, distracted, deranged
carelessinattentive, preoccupied, distracted
confusiondisturbance, distraction, agitation [of the mind]
daredisturb, distract
distract[unclear meaning] perplex, bewilder
distractderanged, mad, mentally disturbed
distractdivide, separate, draw apart
distractdrive mad, derange, unbalance
distractdivided, separated, scattered
distractconfused, perplexed
distractedperplexed, confused, agitated
distractedirrational, foolish, unreasonable
distracteddivided, torn apart, rent asunder
distractedlydisjointedly, erratically, with agitation
distractionperturbation, agitation, frenzied state
distractionmadness, derangement, insanity
distractiondivision, small detachment
extractingdistracting, preoccupying, disconcerting
frenzydistraction, agitation, delirium
indirectlyinattentively, distractedly, away from the point
kickshawtrifle, triviality, worthless distraction
new-fangledfond of novelty, distracted by new things
perplexedbewildered, distracted, disoriented
putdisconcert, distract, make one forget one's lines
scattereddisunited, distracted, divided
straylead astray, distract, cause to wander
unpangedundistracted by pain, untormented
wildnessmadness, distraction, frenzy
willemotion, distractedness, agitation

Thesaurus

 20 result(s).
distractstray
distractput
distractdare
distractedperplexed
distractedcareless
distractedbrainish
distractedscattered
distracted by new thingsnew-fangled
distractedlyindirectly
distractednesswill
distractingextracting
distractionfrenzy
distractionwildness
distractionconfusion
distractionamazement
distraction, worthlesskickshaw
new things, distracted bynew-fangled
pain, undistracted by unpanged
undistracted by painunpanged
worthless distractionkickshaw

Words Families

 5 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
DISTRACTBASICdistract adj, distract v, distracted adj, distractedly adv, distraction n
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