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  • nounidea, subject matter
  • nounwritten composition

synonyms for themes

  • argument
  • line
  • matter
  • motif
  • point
  • problem
  • question
  • stuff
  • subject
  • text
  • thought
  • topic
  • affair
  • burden
  • business
  • case
  • head
  • keynote
  • leitmotif
  • motive
  • proposition
  • thesis
  • matter in hand
  • point at issue
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How to use themes in a sentence

The highest themes which can elevate or engross the mind of man claimed her profound and delighted reveries.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The grain fields of Ethiopia and Egypt were the themes of the poet, and their garners, the subject of the historian.
THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATESMARTIN R. DELANY
Proud as she was of her husband, his aims, and his position in the community, his friends and their themes frankly bored her.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
By way of episodes the characteristic themes of Regan and Goneril, and then—a second subject—Cordelia, calm and tender.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
The one smoked, the other took snuff; this different way of taking tobacco was one of the endless themes between the two.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
It is not surprising that many of the fables which Mandeville chose to translate anticipate the themes of his great work.
AESOP DRESS'DBERNARD MANDEVILLE
I was sitting at a late hour in my room above the college Yard, correcting daily themes.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
What could I do, except put sarcastic comments on the daily themes of helpless undergraduates?
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
After a perusal of this new American idyl, no competent critic will contend that we lack proper themes for poetry in our own land.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
To demand accurate knowledge of the subject before an author begins work upon it narrows the field from which themes may be drawn.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
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