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theme
used in Fast Food Nation

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1  —6 uses as in:
theme of the novel
Definition
a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done — especially in a literary or artistic work
  • It's about their theme parks, their next movie, their characters, their videos ....
    p. 49.5
theme parks = amusement parks each of which have one or more basic underlying ideas — such as the Magic Kingdom
  • Walt Disney sent Kroc a cordial reply and forwarded his proposal to an executive in charge of the theme park's concessions.
    p. 35.8
  • theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas — such as the Magic Kingdom
  • 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.
    p. 38.6
  • theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas — such as the Magic Kingdom
  • His first television series, Disneyland (1954), provided weekly updates on the construction work at his theme park.
    p. 40.6
  • theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas — such as the Magic Kingdom
  • Instead of investing in a large theme park, the company pursued a more decentralized approach.
    p. 42.2
  • theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas — such as the Magic Kingdom
  • McDonald's began to sell its hamburgers and french fries at Disney's theme parks.
    p. 49.6
theme parks = amusement parks each of which have one or more basic underlying ideas — such as the Magic Kingdom
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  • It was decorated in a Wild West theme, with paper place mats featuring a wanted poster of "Butch Essidie."
    p. 233.9
  • A coffee shop chain with a Scottish theme also never found its niche.
    p. 24.7
  • The training school for Disney's theme-park employees was named Disneyland University.
    p. 33.5
  • The park, tentatively called Western World, would have a cowboy theme.
    p. 42.1
  • AT THE THIRTY-EIGHTH Annual Multi-Unit Foodserver Operators Conference held a few years ago in Los Angeles, the theme was "People: The Single Point of Difference."
    p. 87.5
  • As the loudspeakers play the theme song from Chariots of Fire, Lowe wheels Christopher Reeve onstage.
    p. 106.9

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