- 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.
- Miss Shepherd being the one pervading theme and vision of my life, how do I ever come to break with her?
- ’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.
- I was deeply sorry to have touched on such a painful theme, but that was useless now.
- My reflections on this theme were still in progress when dinner was announced.
- I believe the theme of this incomprehensible conundrum was the moon.
- 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.
- 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.
- It was pleasant weather, and on the road we made my domestic happiness the theme of conversation.
- I expressed my regret for having innocently touched upon a theme that roused him so much.
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- ’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.
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as in: theme of the novel
a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done -- especially in a literary or artistic work
as in: musical theme
the initial or primary melody of a musical composition
(as in "theme song") music that is most repeated in a film, television series, or other theatrical production