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theme as in:  theme of the novel

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  • What is the theme of your essay?
    theme = the basic idea that underlies what is being said
  • Some committee decided the theme should be Midnight in Paris, so there's a huge Eiffel Tower made out of Christmas lights.   (source)
    theme = unifying idea
  • When she finished berating the people she worked for, Rosa Hubermann would usually move on to her other favorite theme of abuse.   (source)
    theme = basic idea that is repeated
  • My father also loved to write poetry, sometimes about love, but often on controversial themes such as honor killings and women's rights.   (source)
    themes = unifying ideas
  • While reading up on his life in preparation for this award, I came upon a passage that he wrote that seemed particularly consistent with the themes I touched on earlier, ... Not just the nature of kindness, but the nature of one's kindness. The power of one's friendship. The test of one's character. The strength of one's courage—   (source)
    themes = basic ideas
  • The Grim Reaper was staring you in the face and the fear of dying with your Wish still in your proverbial pocket, ungranted, led you to rush toward the first Wish you could think of; and you, like so many others, chose the cold and artificial pleasures of the theme park.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the Magic Kingdom
  • It would become a corporaterun dystopia, an overpriced theme park for wealthy elitists.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • There are fully trimmed aluminum Christmas trees all around, displaying all sorts of holiday decorations, each tree with a different theme.   (source)
    theme = unifying idea
  • You've got to realize that, from an engineering standpoint, Jurassic Park is by far the most ambitious theme park in history.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the Magic Kingdom
  • Rosaleen offered to bake the wedding cake layers, and Violet and Queenie were going to decorate it with a "rainbow theme."   (source)
    theme = unifying idea
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  • If you were to design a theme park around the crashed drug plane, what would you call it?   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • I told you, no theme parks.   (source)
    theme parks = amusement parks each of which have one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • Soon, all three of us were decked out like walking advertisements for the defunct theme park.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • Even in cartoons, theme parks, and popular movies.   (source)
    theme parks = amusement parks each of which have one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • Sure enough, the room was full of dresses in every shade of blue. Some of them fell closer to green, others closer to purple, but it was clear there was a theme.   (source)
    theme = repeated idea
  • He is always making mix tapes for my sister with very specific themes. One was called "Autumn Leaves."   (source)
    themes = an idea that is unifying or recurrent
  • Jessica did hers in a desert 'n' cowdudes theme.   (source)
    theme = recurring idea
  • Jimmy's mother said it was all artificial, it was just a theme park and you could never bring the old ways back, but Jimmy's father said why knock it?   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • Like a theme park?   (source)
  • The theme was to be our centennial and the generosity of our gracious Benefactor.   (source)
    theme = unifying idea
  • That year, the Bowl organizers had arranged for our entire team to go to a theme park two nights before the game, but I wasn't going to go.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • I have experienced basketball games and theme parks, reconnected with family members, and met some amazing people.   (source)
    theme parks = amusement parks each of which have one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • A coffee shop chain with a Scottish theme also never found its niche.   (source)
    theme = unifying idea
  • I wondered if there was some pirate theme not visible from outside.   (source)
  • Brian believed I was safely encased, solid, with a house and family folded around me, surer than he was, older but also physically superior, physically fit, a man of hardier stuff, this was his own stated theme—a man who keeps his counsel.   (source)
    theme = recurring idea
  • The theme is darkness—people who live in darkness.   (source)
    theme = idea that is unifying or recurrent
  • In 1955, the nation's first theme park opened: Disneyland.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • "It sounds like a tweed theme park," said Angel.   (source)
  • The themes are not very different.   (source)
    themes = unifying ideas
  • That's why the world's lousy with theme parks.   (source)
    theme parks = amusement parks each of which have one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • Trying to keep pace with his sons, Mr. Riley began to wonder whether a trip to Walt Disney's new theme park a day before the California State Championship had been such a good idea.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • In 1955, the nation's first theme park opened: Disneyland.   (source)
  • If we leave out our tortillas—and by that I mean the language, history, cultural values, and themes of our literature—the very culture we're portraying will die.   (source)
    themes = recurring ideas
  • It all seems perfectly controlled, the way fires burn in the movies and at theme parks, with a shut-off quality, and very colorful.   (source)
    theme parks = amusement parks each of which have one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • The dominant themes in letters were homesickness and a longing for peace.   (source)
    themes = recurring ideas
  • And if death, and sorrow, and the inexplicable joy that comes from triumph over death and sorrow, if these themes are predominant in my work, past and future, it is because they dominate my memory.   (source)
    themes = unifying ideas
  • Always they were a rehashing of the ancient themes—slum tenements, starving children, street battles, capitalists in top hats—   (source)
    themes = recurring ideas
  • Some words of this conversation must have reached Wilson, swaying in the office door, for suddenly a new theme found voice among his gasping cries: "You don't have to tell me what kind of car it was!"   (source)
    theme = basic idea
  • If I do, or if I even open this again, it will be to deal with different people and different themes, for here at the end, where the romance of my life is told, ere I go back to take up the thread of my life-work, I say sadly and without hope, "FINIS".   (source)
    themes = basic ideas
  • Thus they went onward, not boldly, but step by step, into the themes that were brooding deepest in their hearts.   (source)
  • Its tenderness and flavour, size and cheapness, were the themes of universal admiration.   (source)
  • The busy stage of life, the virtues of heroes, and the actions of men were his theme; and his hope and his dream was to become one among those whose names are recorded in story as the gallant and adventurous benefactors of our species.   (source)
    theme = recurring idea
  • Susan, who had an innate taste for the genteel and well-appointed, was eager to hear, and Fanny could not but indulge herself in dwelling on so beloved a theme.   (source)
    theme = topic (of conversation)
  • But people didn't go to ocean piers much anymore; they went to theme parks where you paid $75 a ticket and had your photo taken with a giant furry character.†   (source)
  • He remembered getting two letters suggesting Misery theme parks, on the order of Disney World or Great Adventure.†   (source)
  • It's the only theme park I haven't broken into yet.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • ...themes I've been ruminating upon all year long.   (source)
    themes = basic ideas
  • Right, the cold and artificial pleasures of the theme park.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the Magic Kingdom
  • Let me return to the theme of reading and books.   (source)
    theme = basic idea
  • The theme of punishment for treason became more prevalent as the war dragged on.   (source)
    theme = a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done
  • Instead of investing in a large theme park, the company pursued a more decentralized approach.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • It's about their theme parks, their next movie, their characters, their videos ….   (source)
    theme parks = amusement parks each of which have one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • McDonald's began to sell its hamburgers and french fries at Disney's theme parks.   (source)
  • I felt like I'd been traveling for weeks, like I'd been dodging lions and tigers on a safari through the jungle, trying to get to the Lost Diamond City buried in the Congo, which happened to be the theme of the last matinee I'd seen in Sylvan before leaving.   (source)
    theme = basic idea
  • Arnold contended, only half jokingly, that the entire world was increasingly described by the metaphor of the theme park.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the Magic Kingdom
  • Slowly, others started to trickle in. I quickly noticed a theme. Every one of the girls looked phenomenal. They had their hair pulled up in intricate braids or curls, away from their faces. The makeup was meticulously done, dresses pressed to perfection.   (source)
    theme = recurring idea
  • A theme park then?   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • There didn't appear to be a re-creation of the tomb on any of the other D&D-themed worlds in the OASIS either.   (source)
    themed = a basic underlying idea
  • I took 1-4 west toward Kissimmee and the theme parks, and then passed I-Drive where Margo and I had broken into SeaWorld, and then took Highway 27 down toward Haines City.   (source)
    theme parks = amusement parks each of which have one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • You're going to turn it into a fascist corporate theme park where the few people who can still afford the price of admission no longer have an ounce of freedom.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • "Paris is a theme park," he once announced, after a vacation, "although it's too expensive, and the park employees are unpleasant and sullen."   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the Magic Kingdom
  • Didn't you notice they changed the theme of the New Year Art Show? In past years fifth graders painted self-portraits, but this year they made us do those ridiculous self-portraits as animals, remember?   (source)
    theme = basic idea
  • Their environments ran the gamut, from sword-and-sorcery settings to cyberpunk-themed planetwide cities to irradiated postapocalyptic zombie-infested wastelands.   (source)
    themed = a basic underlying idea
  • Others were, however—especially on the theme of the Union as a beacon light of liberty for the oppressed in their homelands.   (source)
    theme = a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done
  • The theme of parallel sacrifice with the patriots of 1776 punctuated the letters of many Union soldiers.   (source)
  • Walt Disney sent Kroc a cordial reply and forwarded his proposal to an executive in charge of the theme park's concessions.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • Officers from upper— or middle-class backgrounds were the most likely to voice this law-and-order theme.   (source)
    theme = a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done
  • His first television series, Disneyland (1954), provided weekly updates on the construction work at his theme park.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • I found less evidence of the "rich man's war / poor man's fight" attitude in soldiers' letters than I expected, given the prevalence of this theme in recent scholarship.   (source)
    theme = a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done
  • Disney's passion for science found expression in "Tomorrowland," the name given to a section of his theme park and to segments of his weekly television show.   (source)
    theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas -- such as the "Magic Kingdom" of Disneyworld
  • Several soldiers rang changes on the theme expressed by a New York private: "Thank God …. the contest is now between Slavery & freedom, & every honest man knows what he is fighting for."   (source)
    theme = a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done
  • Writing from the trenches before Petersburg and Atlanta and from active fronts elsewhere during 1864, enlisted men echoed the theme of weariness but determination to see it through.   (source)
  • The difference between officers and enlisted men was smaller for Union soldiers: 78 percent of officers and 61 percent of enlisted men expressed patriotism; 49 and 36 percent, respectively, advanced various ideological themes, including opposition to slavery.   (source)
    themes = basic ideas that underlie what is being said or done -- especially in a literary or artistic work
  • The foolhardiness or ignorance of her officers was a prolific theme for comment whilst she remained in sight, and efforts were made to signal her to reduce sail in the face of her danger.   (source)
    theme = recurring idea
  • I thought I would find out if his apathy were real or only assumed, and tried to lead him to talk of his pets, a theme which had never failed to excite his attention.   (source)
    theme = basic idea
  • Fanny's beauty of face and figure, Fanny's graces of manner and goodness of heart, were the exhaustless theme.   (source)
    theme = topic (of conversation)
  • 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.   (source)
    theme = basic idea
  • 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.   (source)
  • And when school let out and the days grew long, the crowds returned to the amusement park by the great gray ocean-not as large as those at the theme parks, but large enough.†   (source)
  • Marry, that "marry" is the very theme I came to talk of.   (source)
    theme = idea
  • The theme was the exploration of the meaning of Mary in our lives.   (source)
    theme = topic (of conversation)
  • So here's my final menu: (Bear in mind today is the Day of Lovers and so red is my theme.)   (source)
    theme = unifying idea
  • The pursuit of recognition for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice, and the quest for personal independence form the traditional themes of the Jewish people, of which I am a member.   (source)
    themes = recurring ideas
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theme as in:  musical theme

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  • My mood is uplifted when I hear the Indiana Jones theme music.
  • The theme is announced in the first measures.
  • The band started playing "My Girl," the squad theme song...   (source)
    theme = most repeated (and associated with them)
  • [Fresh Prince of Bel-Air] I even relate to the theme song. A couple of gang members who were up to no good made trouble in my neighborhood...   (source)
    theme = music most repeated in a television series
  • I could almost hear the Star Wars theme music playing in my head as I stood on the stage.   (source)
    theme = music that is most repeated in a film
  • the theme tunes from a few popular TV shows   (source)
    theme = primary melody
  • —and then realized it was the theme to M*A*S*H.   (source)
    theme = music associated
  • They played movie themes, polkas, anything familiar you could hum along to; the corny songs were all dedicated to "Poppy" or "his lovely lady."   (source)
    themes = musical compositions
  • As the loudspeakers play the theme song from Chariots of Fire, Lowe wheels Christopher Reeve onstage.   (source)
    theme = music associated with a film
  • As I spoke, I could hear the distinctive theme music from ESPN's SportsCenter coming from the living room.   (source)
    theme = associated with a program
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  • Because it was the theme music on an old radio show.   (source)
    theme = music that is most repeated
  • The marching band started playing the theme from the latest Batman movie.   (source)
    theme = music associated with a film
  • The new tune which was to be the theme-song of Hate Week (the Hate Song, it was called) had already been composed and was being endlessly plugged on the telescreens.   (source)
    theme = most repeated
  • The Fresh Prince theme and his willingness to embarrass himself helped with that.   (source)
    theme = music most repeated in a television series
  • Maureen hums the Bond theme song (I think), and Rose makes a gun with her fingers.   (source)
    theme = music associated with
  • They clinked against each other whenever she walked, or gestured excitedly, or reached to brush her hair out of her face-Dave said it was her theme music.   (source)
    theme = most repeated
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theme as in:  wrote a 2-page theme on my summer

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  • Do you choose the topic for your theme or is it assigned?
  • "I bet you like to write themes," he said, rolling his eyes.   (source)
    themes = essays written by students
  • Grace grabbed the theme and shook it at her daughter, who was being rocked in Flora Baumbach's arms.   (source)
    theme = essay
  • I wondered for a long time how to start that theme, how to start writing about something that was important to me.   (source)
  • Someone had written a theme paper on the topic: in school.   (source)
    theme = an essay written by a student
  • In the other were some papers of Lorraine's from school--an incomplete chemistry notebook, a sheaf of English themes, and a dance program with a browned gardenia stuck between the covers.   (source)
    themes = essays written by a student
  • Copy out your themes again the rest of you.   (source)
    themes = essays written by students
  • My studies for the first year were English history, English literature, German, Latin, arithmetic, Latin composition and occasional themes.   (source)
    themes = essays written by a student
  • I tried to write that theme when I got home.   (source)
    theme = essay
  • And it isn't a reference theme; I want your own ideas and your own experiences.   (source)
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  • This one started because I hadn't done anything on that theme, and I wanted to go for a ride.   (source)
  • What's the theme supposed to be on?   (source)
  • That theme— how long can it be?   (source)
  • You're failing this class right now, but taking into consideration the circumstances, if you come up with a good semester theme, I'll pass you with a C grade.   (source)
  • Maybe when I went away to college in the fall I would have to write all my themes for English class about water spraying over the side of boats and wet sails flapping in the wind and thin moons that were hardly there, because that would be all I could remember, all I could think of.   (source)
    themes = essays written by a student
  • I write the exercises, daily themes, criticisms and hour-tests, the mid-year and final examinations, on my typewriter, so that the professors have no difficulty in finding out how little I know.   (source)
  • They weren't a school assignment or theme paper, after all.   (source)
    theme = an essay written by a student
  • Your papers are piled in a neat stack near the typewriter; a theme paper, I suppose.   (source)
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  • As my avatar plummeted down into the museum, the green vector-graphic theme disappeared and I found myself in high-resolution full-color surroundings.†   (source)
  • It was she who'd picked the theme for 1936 —"Xanadu."†   (source)
  • He dressed in his damp clothes and gathered the dogs and they waded up through quack grass and milkweed and mullein, the dogs skating around him in wild, hooped orbits improvised on the theme of his path.†   (source)
  • I wonder if she was in on the superhero theme, if Peter told her, or if she came up with that on her own.†   (source)
  • There would be no theme song, just the sound of the Metro doors opening and closing and opening and closing.†   (source)
  • The political instructor picked up the theme.†   (source)
  • Both of the films were popular with the public, both found favor with the Politburo (which was eager to give the People some respite from the war years through suitably themed diversions), and our young starlet reaped the effortless rewards of fame.†   (source)
  • There were many explanations, but they all had one theme: The people of Breathitt hated certain things, and they didn't need the law to snuff them out.†   (source)
  • "Should we try to take them when we stop, since we outnumber theme" The young man's pale face is pinched with confused aggression.†   (source)
  • I don't remember what the guy talked about, though the theme of the weekend was overcoming the temptations of evil and breaking out of the selfish life.†   (source)
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  • Your theme is good, as are your sentences.†   (source)
  • I was singing along to "Stand!" the soaring Sly anthem with the great gospel-themed ending, when I saw a flashing police light approaching.†   (source)
  • She sat down at her piano and began to play "Moon River," and then she switched to the theme song from one of those new vampire movies.†   (source)
  • Thomas had hummed the theme tune from The Little Mermaid at me for almost the whole of breakfast.†   (source)
  • Unfortunately for the early editors, one particularly troubling earthly theme kept recurring in the gospels.†   (source)
  • I already have the songs picked and a theme.†   (source)
  • I go to a Chinese-themed bar covered in graffiti.†   (source)
  • She had been trying on her Diamond Lil costume to go with the 1890s theme of the place.†   (source)
  • I got really bored, so I decided to pick a theme song!†   (source)
  • Then he plays with his finger against the button, making his throat whistle a tune, which he says is the theme from Star Trek, although you can hardly recognize it.†   (source)
  • Dad continued talking in this manner throughout dinner, pounding home his theme to Erik—that Erik had contributed big-time to the victory, that Erik had actually made victory possible by being the decoy.†   (source)
  • It kind of plays on a weather theme.†   (source)
  • Bailey, who had commissioned the work, said he had no hand—"you know me and puns," he said—in its theme or execution.†   (source)
  • "I was thinking next year we might do a Gone With the Wind theme for the Benefit," Hilly says, "maybe rent the old Fairview Mansion?"†   (source)
  • On Saturday evening, March 28, the Amity Harbor High School senior ball—its theme this year was "Daffodil Daze"— went forward in the high school auditorium.†   (source)
  • The camps have different themes each year.†   (source)
  • This was a theme of Owen's—the Catholics and their adoration of OBJECTS.†   (source)
  • The themes sound pretty much the same to me; this time it's "Transitional Agriculture: Impact on Farmers and Bankers."†   (source)
  • As Ezra then started talking about five-paragraph themes and the class's syllabus, Aria couldn't concentrate.†   (source)
  • Sort of the theme of this party.†   (source)
  • My ignorance is becoming a theme.†   (source)
  • They pursued him, the old themes.†   (source)
  • At Livotny & Associates, I procure the theme elements.†   (source)
  • The theme in the room is the sky, which is ironic, considering the name Karen gave me.†   (source)
  • I was curious to try the loin, and grilling outdoors over a fire seemed to me more in keeping with the hunter-gatherer theme.†   (source)
  • It was Ben who sat with me in Cassie Hiney's Winnie-the-Pooh-themed bathroom while I projectile-vomited pink liquid all over a painting of Eeyore.†   (source)
  • Tennyson and Browning, because their themes felt so familiar.†   (source)
  • Most leading theologians claim that this argument is a load of dingo's kidneys, but that didn't stop Oolon Colluphid making a small fortune when he used it as the central theme of his best-selling book, Well That about Wraps It Up for God.†   (source)
  • They got a steampunk theme going on, huh?†   (source)
  • Because the theme is 'I Want to Know What Love Is.'†   (source)
  • To sad theme underwear shops where they wait for death.†   (source)
  • The paintings too—mostly oils in deep blues and greens—had sea themes.†   (source)
  • "They all have different themes, sort of," said Xandra, who was dabbing on lip gloss with the pad of her little finger.†   (source)
  • A jeep with a loudspeaker drove past, blaring a Marxist Party song whose theme was Unemployment.†   (source)
  • He liked the line; it was his theme music.†   (source)
  • 'The theme can be the 'Dance in the Stream'!†   (source)
  • After they sat down, Principal Peattie announced the school theme for the year—Washington Irving JH!†   (source)
  • After his classes he went over to Al Shockley's-she hated Al Shockley worse than she had ever hated anyone-and when he came home she would swear she smelled scotch or gin on his breath, but he would talk lucidly to her before supper, drink coffee, play with Danny after supper, sharing a Coke with him, read him a bedtime story, then sit and correct themes with cup after cup of black coffee by his hand, and she would have to admit to herself that she had been wrong.†   (source)
  • No matter what new tidbits he revealed, though, Colton had one consistent theme: he talked constantly about how much Jesus loves the children.†   (source)
  • It's at the head of the parade, followed by various Halloween-themed floats, one of which is carrying Mark and a few of the football players.†   (source)
  • "Hey, what other family has a theme song tailor-made for them?" my father would say, acting the clown now, prancing around the room.†   (source)
  • Before it was over some three hours later there would be minor variations on repeated themes, ineffective thrusts and clumsy counterthrusts, and a less than honorable moment when Henry would order prisoners killed rather than leave them in the rear when the English were confronted with a new threat.†   (source)
  • Then at one P.M. they played the Apollo theme song, "I Think You're Wonderful," and the bands would bust loose, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, Louis Jordan, Billie Holiday, Billy Eckstine.†   (source)
  • The Disney movie Pocahontas was in the theaters then, and I launched a running spoof on the Indian-princess theme, which I titled "Bocahontas."†   (source)
  • Theme?†   (source)
  • Man's disobedience to God is a theme that runs right through the Bible.†   (source)
  • I didn't want the others to think I was trying to steal the spotlight, but once I had spoken out of turn, "integrated turkey" became the theme.†   (source)
  • I even love the theme music.†   (source)
  • But still we read the editorial comments—the Cultural Revolutionary ideas and themes, pages upon pages of domestic news, unbelievable human achievement stories that denounced the old filthy ideas of the rightists and antirevolutionaries.†   (source)
  • His first sermon was on this theme.†   (source)
  • His cell phone trilled, playing the theme from The X-Files, and he flipped it open.†   (source)
  • Yes, there was a theme there.†   (source)
  • They were playing the theme from The Lone Ranger and they were kicking it pretty good.†   (source)
  • Edward wasn't here yet; usually my dad reserved this kind of behavior for my boyfriend's benefit, doing his best to illustrate the theme of "unwelcome" with every word and posture.†   (source)
  • It could've been Ridley's theme song.†   (source)
  • "See you then," my mother said, waving over her shoulder as she walked out of the kitchen to the TV, as the Lamont Whipper theme music came on.†   (source)
  • I finished up the second-floor bathroom I'd been having trouble with, and redecorated the bar with a boxing theme.†   (source)
  • The note clicked from theme to theme like the wheels of a train crossing a freightyard.†   (source)
  • I went out to the kitchen and left John and the Pigman watching some kind of TV spectacular, the theme of which was Hurrah for Hollywood.†   (source)
  • I felt it as much as I heard it, taking note of the mood changes and wondering at the themes.†   (source)
  • A theme was emerging in the matters the people were bringing before the council: those who governed Clarkston had a tendency to overreach their authority, at least until called to account by the citizens.†   (source)
  • I could see a world of frescoes and murals surrounded us, their colors deep and vibrant above the dancing flame, and gradually the theme and content beside us came clear.†   (source)
  • As I became more well-known and started getting more opportunities to speak, I decided that teaching kids how to set goals and achieve them would be a constant theme of mine.†   (source)
  • They have become background music, a Muzak medley of self-hatred themes.†   (source)
  • The faster you can get me out of here, the better chance the theme-park folks don't see me throwing up all over the place after a trip on their new ride.†   (source)
  • Finally, as one conversational theme after another runs its course, Mr. Sorenson says, "All right then.†   (source)
  • I hadn't picked out my theme yet, because I hadn't got round to reading Finnegan's Wake, but my professor was very excited about my thesis and had promised to give me some leads on images about twins.†   (source)
  • Lara's Theme.†   (source)
  • More voices joined the unearthly song, embroidering the original theme with a hundred variations.†   (source)
  • Over and over again, the themes outlined by R. resurfaced.†   (source)
  • The theme is pink.†   (source)
  • La Villa Mall is supposed to be Italian-themed, all big, marble fountains and flagstone walkways.†   (source)
  • "Yeah, he was king of the wild frontier," I said, quoting the theme song from the TV show.†   (source)
  • Our next attempt at measuring thrust was a variation on the theme, this time using Mom's bathroom scale.†   (source)
  • It was crab themed because my daughter loves her hermit crabs Kevin, Devin, and Cheese.†   (source)
  • In the commonplace I find unexpected themes and intensities.†   (source)
  • The crowd was yelling for more but they did their theme song and the lights came on.†   (source)
  • Takahashi's long solo ends, the bass takes a chorus, and the four horns join in for the final theme.†   (source)
  • It's a Cinderella theme, and I've been sent out to round up as many little footmen as I can.†   (source)
  • The training school for Disney's theme-park employees was named Disneyland University.†   (source)
  • The report can be about any part of the book — a character, a scene, a theme—but I want it to be very well thought out.†   (source)
  • At the press conference I was once again keen to reassert a number of themes: first, that I was a loyal and disciplined member of the ANC.†   (source)
  • I was having roommate issues at the time, which is a repeating theme in my life, so I wound up crashing at his place a lot, and after he left, I 'accidentally' took the key.†   (source)
  • We'd all hurried to change our clothes before coming to the rec hall, and everyone had chosen to wear solid black to keep with the theme of the amazing dress Erik had given me.†   (source)
  • Though in his more recent two novels he continued to search for new means of expressing them, Mr. Moritz's themes were consistent.†   (source)
  • And no doubt it will all happen again, over and over with different faces and names, variations on the same theme.†   (source)
  • The problem was no longer technical, even though this was the most technically difficult operation anyone could perform, the equivalent of a pianist playing Rachmaninoff 's "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini," except that one dare not miss a note or fluff a phrase.†   (source)
  • Is that ...the Looney Tunes theme?†   (source)
  • Keep the theme of your letters within the scope of her understanding.†   (source)
  • She insisted that the Camelot theme be predominant.†   (source)
  • And this weak and idle theme,
    No more yielding but a dream ...†   (source)
  • It was one of Gus's favorite themes, and if given a chance he would expound it for hours.†   (source)
  • And since her professional appetite was as well-developed as her bodily one, she'd taken a risky leap and written a book, following the same theme, but focusing on a single town in Maine reputed to be haunted by the ghosts of twin sisters who'd been murdered in a boardinghouse in 1843.†   (source)
  • This book has no such unifying theme.†   (source)
  • The new theme they were now discovering was men.†   (source)
  • The conversation crests this way and that, but the theme of money rises again to the surface, as it often does.†   (source)
  • So what's the theme?†   (source)
  • That became a theme when Adam got hurt.†   (source)
  • Her dreams recurred like themes and variations or television series.†   (source)
  • She had picked a theme—"We did IT!"†   (source)
  • And that morning on the mountain, when we got the moccasin flowers," the girl's voice took up the theme.†   (source)
  • In keeping with the invalid theme, there was a study off the bedroom with another plasma screen, just for the PlayStation.†   (source)
  • He added another theme.†   (source)
  • He was a man who had spent a lifetime living the theme of a "good day's work for a good day's pay," was so close to retiring, to just lose it all?†   (source)
  • I've heard variations on that theme.†   (source)
  • The Nadia, where foreign businessmen often ate seven evenings a week while they were in Islamabad, offered theme nights to break up the monotony.†   (source)
  • Floats with agricultural themes would follow the high-school band as it marched down the paved main streets.†   (source)
  • 'Running very fast in the wrong direction seems to come naturally to McDaniels and has been a common theme in his more amusing scenarios.†   (source)
  • Seemed to be a recurring theme in my life.†   (source)
  • Oliver and I settled onto the couch just as the theme song for the midday news spilled into my living room.†   (source)
  • On this mission, we chose pro words with a Native American theme.†   (source)
  • The theme music blares out of the loudspeakers and both Emma and Rory leap to their feet.†   (source)
  • It was the coolest dance theme that he had ever seen.†   (source)
  • It was to be a lifelong theme.†   (source)
  • The one that became the theme song for my murder, instead.†   (source)
  • Dryden's themes are ambitious, but his rhymes grow rather tedious, do you not think?†   (source)
  • And it turned out that it had a secret theme, Treasure Island.†   (source)
  • "It'll make sense," he repeated Caroline's theme.†   (source)
  • But Jason had driven home his theme, hammered the message with such repeated emphasis that the words had echoed over the telephone.†   (source)
  • Whenever a particularly bad incident happened to any member of her flock, Paige gathered them together for a theme party.†   (source)
  • The theme was a sure-fire guarantee of audience interest and the rest was up to me.†   (source)
  • A recurring theme in my life.†   (source)
  • I knew you guys would pick a cool theme.†   (source)
  • He then used the occasion for a short return to his theme of "Corruption and Decay in the Church of Reason."†   (source)
  • He remembers the music lit course Beth was taking when they met; all those inane lyrics they put to the main themes to help her study for the exams.†   (source)
  • I listened pretty carefully, since that's been the main theme of my life lately.†   (source)
  • Navy Dad had obviously carried this theme throughout the house.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER I — THE THEME   (source)
  • Last point grabbed attention, so Prof expanded it into "longer old age" theme—a chain of retirement hostels where an earthworm could live on Terran old-age pension and go on living, twenty, thirty, forty years longer than on Terra.†   (source)
  • Now this next design continues the theme.†   (source)
  • Ever since, the theme of reconquista, or reconquest, has surfaced periodically in romantic Mexican rhetoric.†   (source)
  • It shall have an Egyptian theme.†   (source)
  • In the commentary, I won't employ anything that even smacks of theme or moral.†   (source)
  • He closed his eyes and saw the Isarco and the Adige after the spring snowmelt, glittering with little onward-rushing waves, descending strongly with the theme and purpose of a single force.†   (source)
  • On the wall was a pictorial calendar with a Christian theme.†   (source)
  • Search the entries based on city or state, age range, or on a theme or keyword that interests you.†   (source)
  • That was a new theme with Theresa.†   (source)
  • Through the still, hot and dry air, the theme song from "The Young and the Restless" blares out.†   (source)
  • But somebody more critical might say that the theme was envy.†   (source)
  • Because the single theme of human existence is atrocity, sir.†   (source)
  • And, well, they didn't have me to regurgitate that information and force them to sit in indie movie theaters or have director-themed marathons on the weekends.†   (source)
  • Their theme is baseball.†   (source)
  • GUIL meanwhile has been resuming his own theme —looking out over the audience Free to move, speak, extemporise, and yet.†   (source)
  • His constant theme, disinheritance.†   (source)
  • Every now and then I said something to return him to the theme of the diamonds, and I kept throwing out Rudy Myers' name.†   (source)
  • In my career as a writer I have always been attracted to morbid themes—suicide, rape, murder, military life, marriage, slavery.†   (source)
  • That used to be one of his dinner-table themes; he seemed to recognize that, and broke off.†   (source)
  • The articles and poems were all on the same theme, the city.†   (source)
  • Politics furnished the situations, courage provided the theme.†   (source)
  • That first one had had all the life of an eighthgrader's 'How I Spent My Summer Vacation' theme.†   (source)
  • Really, theme parties in general are out.†   (source)
  • Why did the goddam thing need a theme, anyway?†   (source)
  • Recent big-budget films all have rustic themes.†   (source)
  • Oh, but it's not , there is a theme here, Paul.†   (source)
  • It was Sophie's party after all, and theme parties wee "in" at the moment.†   (source)
  • Sure enough, there was one recurring theme.†   (source)
  • AS IF DRAGON Thursday wasn't bad enough, it was also theme night in the feast hall: Hawaiian luau.†   (source)
  • If I had soaring theme music, I would have played it.†   (source)
  • It would grow to be a theme of Owen's: "WHY THROW HIM OUT?" he would ask, repeatedly.†   (source)
  • The theme was Springtime in Venice (who picked these hokey themes, Sue wondered.†   (source)
  • You ....you ....could do new theme eating places ....a ....a ....Home on the Range!†   (source)
  • I found the right theme, but Galileo's missing.†   (source)
  • Falling out of chairs seemed to be a common theme.†   (source)
  • This year the theme was "The Gleaming Light of the Morning Sun."†   (source)
  • Even Ravenwood seemed to reflect the wintry theme of the formal.†   (source)
  • My theme-park-loving father thought that would be a huge kick, too.†   (source)
  • When asked why she chose the shingaling as the main theme of her dance, Echevarri grows wistful.†   (source)
  • Maybe a writer doesn't want enriching motifs, characters, themes, or plots, but just needs a title.†   (source)
  • Briony's thoughts remained fixed on her themes.†   (source)
  • Such a creative idea, designing the theme around Bella's ring.†   (source)
  • The theme was Springtime in Venice (who picked these hokey themes, Sue wondered.†   (source)
  • Like a recurring theme in some demonic symphony, the suffocating darkness had returned.†   (source)
  • Again I longed for my own theme music: the montage of me getting ready for the big fight.†   (source)
  • Both idealism and materialism are themes you will find all through the history of philosophy.†   (source)
  • And something else with a magic theme, or jokes and gags, our ....†   (source)
  • A number of themes are beginning to emerge.†   (source)
  • And the second guideline was that the four sculptures had to have very specific themes.†   (source)
  • This town is chockablock with restaurants that are just clones of the same old themes.†   (source)
  • No discussions of the writing, the themes, the nuances, the structure.†   (source)
  • But data can relate to multiple themes simultaneously.†   (source)
  • Those indicate secondary documents located elsewhere with their primary themes.†   (source)
  • And for her birthday, she wants a princess theme.†   (source)
  • I guess it's their special theme for the night.†   (source)
  • Call me crazy, but I'm sensing a theme here.†   (source)
  • There was a structural unity to the place, a sense of repeated themes and deft engineering.†   (source)
  • Instead, I noticed another theme: angels and halos.†   (source)
  • Figuerola's mobile played the theme from Once Upon a Time in the West.†   (source)
  • They could come to resemble their own themes, their own studies.†   (source)
  • There are lots of books that tackle broad themes, that analyze the world from great remove.†   (source)
  • "New York, New York," and, perhaps most appropriate, the theme from Ghostbusters.†   (source)
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