through-line

through-line

n
chiefly Austral and US and Canadian a theme or idea that runs from the beginning to the end of a book, film, etc
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The ubiquitous strings throughout add a fullness to the songs however, there is no stylistic through-line here, no grand musical statement, but in variety there may just be something for everyone.
The through-line of The Time Has Come is the call for men to come forward and support women.
A bad talk is one that meanders, does not have a clear through-line, ends more than once and is apologetic.
There's a through-line. And they're constantly surprising me that way."
In my world, there is a straight through-line from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Veronica Mars to iZombie.
Her minimalist tracklist reveals a narrative or stylistic through-line that basically revolves around romance.
Nevertheless, it maps a thoroughly researched, if impressionistic, through-line from mid-century civil rights struggles to the age of total information awareness.
Eric Appleton and Tracey Lyons create a through-line for the three major areas of theatrical design.
She admits there is a "certain pressure" that comes with playing the lead, "ensuring you maintain the through-line of the piece and deliver an engaging character for audiences to relate to".
Despite his technical savvy, Baillie believes the best effects continue a through-line that began with classic techniques.
The suggestion that the young couple was preparing to marry, a narrative through-line of the news show, was wholly invented, according to him.