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  • This discourse led to a great deal more on the same theme, and indeed it lasted us all day, and we talked of scarcely anything else.
  • Their courtly politeness to each other at the hotels where they tarry is the theme of general admiration.

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  • "Now, my friends," proceeds Mr. Chadband, "since I am upon this theme—"
  • "Now, my friends," says Chadband, "since I am upon this theme, and in my lowly path improving it—"
  • Rick and I have only had a friendly difference, which we must state to you, for you are the theme.
  • As I saw she would go on, I thought it best to try to be serviceable to her by meeting the theme rather than avoiding it.
  • As to Volumnia, she is handed down the great staircase by Sir Leicester, as eloquent upon the theme as if there were a general rising in the north of England to obtain her rouge-pot and pearl necklace.
  • When we were settled at home again, Ada and I had many conversations with my guardian of which Richard was the theme.
  • After I had explained the pattern to him and all the great effects that were to come out by and by, I thought I would go back to our last theme.
  • The first until we meet to-morrow, the second as a farewell to this theme between us for ever.

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  • A remarkable feature of the theme is that it is found to be so inspiring that several people come out upon it who never came out before—positively say things!

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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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