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distractions

noun
plural of distraction

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2 the act or activity of providing pleasure or amusement especially for the public
  • the founder of a recovery program who doesn't view gambling as a harmless distraction for people of modest means

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3 someone or something that provides amusement or enjoyment
  • a harmless distraction for children at the playground

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“Distractions.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/distractions. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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