This has been a theme in nutrition policy since the beginning.
You could hardly guess the theme if it were not already told to you.
There would be a theme park for people to recharge and have fun with their families.
He told me, "There is a theme in the literature about disinhibition, a buffered sense of reality."
If students are supposed to master determining the theme of a text, the text in question must be relevant to their curriculum.
It is such as I will describe; for I must dare to speak the truth, when truth is my theme.
I recur to it here as a plausible suggestion only, in connection with my theme.
The theme of their conversation spoilt his buoyancy for that afternoon.
The theme was the same as that of Mr. Gladstone's letter, to which it was regarded as an answer.
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.