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theme
used in David Copperfield

11 uses
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  • I expressed my regret for having innocently touched upon a theme that roused him so much.
    Chapters 49-51 (16% in)
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  • It is astonishing to me now, how I found time, in the midst of my porings and blunderings over heavier themes, to read those books as I did.
    Chapters 4-6 (28% in)
  • 'Then, he's such a generous, fine, noble fellow,' said I, quite carried away by my favourite theme, 'that it's hardly possible to give him as much praise as he deserves.
    Chapters 10-12 (20% in)
  • Miss Shepherd being the one pervading theme and vision of my life, how do I ever come to break with her?
    Chapters 16-18 (87% in)
  • I was deeply sorry to have touched on such a painful theme, but that was useless now.
    Chapters 19-21 (49% in)
  • She was the principal theme of our conversation during the evening: and when we parted for the night Steerforth called after me over the banisters, 'Bob swore!' as I went downstairs.
    Chapters 22-24 (39% in)
  • My reflections on this theme were still in progress when dinner was announced.
    Chapters 25-27 (20% in)
  • I believe the theme of this incomprehensible conundrum was the moon.
    Chapters 31-33 (63% in)
  • So Peggotty said; but I am afraid the chat was all on her own side, and of immoderate length, as she was very difficult indeed to stop, God bless her! when she had me for her theme.
    Chapters 34-36 (2% in)
  • It was pleasant weather, and on the road we made my domestic happiness the theme of conversation.
    Chapters 43-45 (40% in)
  • 'You and your aunt will excuse me, Copperfield, if I touch upon a painful theme, as I greatly fear I shall,' said Traddles, hesitating; 'but I think it necessary to bring it to your recollection.
    Chapters 52-54 (92% in)

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