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theme
Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • Thus they went onward, not boldly, but step by step, into the themes that were brooding deepest in their hearts.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now, however, her interview with the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale, on the night of his vigil, had given her a new theme of reflection, and held up to her an object that appeared worthy of any exertion and sacrifice for its attainment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They were stern enough to look upon her death, had that been the sentence, without a murmur at its severity, but had none of the heartlessness of another social state, which would find only a theme for jest in an exhibition like the present.  (not reviewed by editor)

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