be distracted

See: muse
References in classic literature ?
Yet to be distracted with many is worse; for it makes men to be of the last impression, and full of change.
I am sure that you need me, that I can be of use to you; and, since that is so, I must not allow myself to be distracted by any trifle.
In addition to texting, drivers can also be distracted by: using a cell phone, eating and drinking, talking, grooming, using a navigation system, surfing the internet, or changing the radio station, CD, or MP3 player.
But Khan, left, insists he will not be distracted from his primary business of winning world titles.
Summary: Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson says he will not be distracted by speculation about his future after enjoying a last-gasp 2-1 win over Bolton.
27 and Shane Lehmann's battery conviction Tuesday - UCLA players preparing for Saturday's season opener against Colorado State at the Rose Bowl ``will not be distracted.
Cohen concluded, "We urge our shareholders, employees, and most of all our customers to focus on Andrx's unparalleled momentum and record of achievement, and not be distracted by the kind of skullduggery we've recently had to endure.
This is all exciting, but for me to stay focused on what we need to do as a team and what we need to do on the field, I can't be distracted,'' Akers said.
I'm going to try to pick an agent soon,'' Claiborne said, ``so I can get to work and not be distracted.