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  • Out of the dusk her violin took up the organ theme, and the candle-light revealed her in a straight golden frock, her arm arched to the bow, her lips serious.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The next day in library class she had to read a theme on the use of the Cumulative Index, and she was taken so seriously in the discussion that she put off her career of town-planning—and in the autumn she was in the public library of St. Paul.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Their talk was nothing but improvisations on the theme: "I never did like this Haydock.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: theme of the novel
as in: musical theme
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