little groups of twos and threes and fours
collegiately dogmatic 大学っぽく教義めいた
once and for all きっぱりと、これっきりだと
- The rest were talking in voices that sounded collegiately dogmatic, as though each young man, in his strident, conversational turn, was a clearing up, once and for all, some highly controversial issue, one that the outside, non-matriculating world had been bungling, provocatively or not, for centuries.
resort to 〜に頼る
- Incidentally I've taken your advice and resorted to the dictionary a lot lately.
- He knew no one he could resort to for help. 彼は助けを求める人がひとりもいなかった（辞書）
- and no vulgar remarks, please
- I hate you when your(you're) being hopelessly super-male and retiscent.
- Ray Sorenson, who wanted to know if Lane knew what this bastard Rilke was all about.
- Lane, who knew Sorenson only slightly but had a vague, categorical aversion to his face and manner, put away his letter and said that he didn't know but that he thought he'd understood most of it.
not give a damn 気にしない、どうでもいい《否定で用いる》
for that matter 実際、そのことなら
- He didn't know Sorenson well enough to mention it, nor, for that matter, did he give a damn.
- Besides, the train was arriving.
Both boys turned a sort of half left to face the incoming engine.