This sense of how public events affect private lives is a theme he returns to over and over again in his work.
This has been a theme in nutrition policy since the beginning.
“This is not a ‘theme’ wedding, and there will be nothing medieval about it,” the Facebook co-founder tweeted.
You could hardly guess the theme if it were not already told to you.
Full of lively, comic storytelling and resonant in theme—youth ends; how sad—it casts a downbeat and very of-the-moment mood.
It is such as I will describe; for I must dare to speak the truth, when truth is my theme.
He regards it as short when measured by the greatness of its theme.
The theme of their conversation spoilt his buoyancy for that afternoon.
Dante said nothing, but looked at me, and I supported Guido's theme.
To this hour I don't know for sure what he was driving at—what is the theme of the book!
c.1300, from Old French tesme (13c., with silent -s-), from Latin thema "a subject, thesis," from Greek thema "a proposition, subject, deposit," literally "something set down," from root of tithenai "put down, place," from PIE root *dhe- "to put, to do" (see factitious). Extension to music first recorded 1670s; theme song first attested 1929. Theme park is from 1960.
A central idea in a piece of writing or other work of art: “The theme of desperation is found throughout his novels.” Also a short composition assigned to a student as a writing exercise.