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common thread

An idea or theme that is consistently present in several different areas or things. What is the common thread in these three novels?
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common thread (to all this)

Fig. a similar idea or pattern to a series of events. All of these incidents are related. There is a common thread to all this.
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You can imagine, Watson, with what eagerness I listened to this extraordinary sequence of events, and endeavored to piece them together, and to devise some common thread upon which they might all hang.
Common Threads is reviewed here for its focus on weaving and joining more than just disparate threads of connection, and offers chapters that revolve around how shared projects create shared experience and greater good.
The young participants in Common Threads take their newfound skills and appreciation for nutritious, fresh food home to their families, improving their self-esteem and strengthening family bonds.
Pablo Iannone is an anthology of thirteen short stories connected by common threads.
Exploring a vast range from the question of the name of God, to the phenomenology of the body and recent biological research, to insights on twentieth-century European philosophy and traditional Jewish thought, Crossover Queries finds common threads and askance viewpoints in scattered amid centuries of human perspective.
To motivate readers to study science, Brockman set out to find the common threads and defining moments in the childhoods of some of today's greatest scientific minds.
As seemingly diverse as the images are, they all carry her distinctive stamp, a sensibility derived from several common threads, including those mysterious mininarratives.
Through all of these chapters common threads develop.
Financial support was also given to Gwent Theatre's production of Common Threads by Alex Pascall OBE which aimed to develop the understanding of cultural diversity among young people.
Three things made Winnipeg's fourth Counterparts Film Festival especially poignant: the Names Project Quilt was here briefly in the summer of 1989; Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt won an Oscar later that year; and Vito Russo, author of The Celluloid Closet and one of the subjects of Common Threads, spoke at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) as part of Counterparts III.
Polly Toynbee, an English journalist and a former editor of this magazine, explores the psychological and sociological concerns of Caroline, Tom, Georgina, and others, and looks for their common threads.
Other common threads are seen in the study of the relationship between test theory and practice, and the relationship between testing and public educational policy.
More than 100 Children Thrive, Both In and Out of the Kitchen, as the Common Threads Summer Camp Offers Cooking and Gardening Classes, Movement Programs, Cultural Experiences, and Much More