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A leitmotif on journalism threads through this often-byzantine narrative.How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice|Jason Berry|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The complexities within that religious order, renowned for its scholars and loyalty to the pope, make for a numbing leitmotif.
The leitmotif of the new vogue in bad parenting is that keeping the marital buzz buzzing trumps the children.
In her direct and genuine nature there is a 'Leitmotif' of pure sweet melody that will enrich the life of its discoverer.Bee and Butterfly|Lucy Foster Madison
And the "Wacht am Rhein" seemed to come and go at intervals, like a leitmotif to all their doings.A Woman's Experience in the Great War|Louise Mack
Like a leitmotif in a musical composition, this love of Dulwich College recurs again and again in his war letters.War Letters of a Public-School Boy|Paul Jones.
Here is the leitmotif of the whole fascinating drama of infection and immunity.Preventable Diseases|Woods Hutchinson
He will come back, murmured Chavvy, in concordance with her leitmotif.Twos and Threes|G. B. Stern
British Dictionary definitions for leitmotif
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Cultural definitions for leitmotif
A frequently recurring bit of melody, usually in opera, associated with a person, thing, or emotion; Leitmotiv is German for “leading theme.” The leitmotif may be heard in the instrumental or the vocal part.