The rest were standing around in hatless, smoky little groups of twos and threes and fours inside the heated waiting room, talking in voices that, almost without exception, sounded collegiately dogmatic, as though each young man, in his strident, conversational turn, was 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.
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I reverse it to that quaint period, the thirties, when the huge middle class of America was matriculating in a school for the blind.
Tennessee Williams -- The Glass Menagerie
The senior matriculation exams obliterate everything.