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Crime and Punishment
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  • Of course, it was all ordinary youthful talk and thought, such as he had often heard before in different forms and on different themes.
  • Noticing stealthily that Avdotya Romanovna was following his words with close attention, Zossimov allowed himself to enlarge on this theme.

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  • How many scenes, how many amorous episodes he had imagined on this seductive and playful theme, when his work was over!
  • But the "humane" Andrey Semyonovitch ascribed Pyotr Petrovitch’s ill-humour to his recent breach with Dounia and he was burning with impatience to discourse on that theme.

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as in: theme of the novel Define
a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done -- especially in a literary or artistic work
as in: musical theme Define
the initial or primary melody of a musical composition or (as in "theme song") music that is most repeated in a film, television series, or other theatrical production
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