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1.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
In some circumstances we have gone out deliberately to get drunk, feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, anger, worry, depression, jealousy or the like.


2.
View STEP TEN essay   ... like.   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
That is the emotional hangover, the direct result of yesterday's and sometimes today's excesses of negative emotion -- anger, fear, jealousy, and the like.


3.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... like.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
This much could be a fragment of what is called meditation, perhaps our very first attempt at a mood, a flier into the realm of spirit, if you like.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... like a bad boy.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
At this point he firmly but lovingly commences to behave like a partner instead of like a bad boy.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... like a boomerang and all but cut ...   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
Out of this alloy of drink and speculation, I commenced to forge the weapon that one day would turn in its flight like a boomerang and all but cut me to ribbons.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... like a boy whistling in the dark ...   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
We know our friend is like a boy whistling in the dark to keep up his spirits.


7.
View FOREWORD   ... like a central government can anywhere be ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Why is it, they ask, that in A.A. no member can be set in personal authority over another, that nothing like a central government can anywhere be seen?


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Like a gaunt prospector, belt drawn in ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
Like a gaunt prospector, belt drawn in over the last ounce of food, our pick struck gold.


9.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... like a gentleman or quit?"   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
"Why don't you drink like a gentleman or quit?"


10.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like a gentleman, our hats are off ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
If anyone who is showing inability to control his drinking can do the right-about-face and drink like a gentleman, our hats are off to him.


11.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... like a good thing.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
At first glance, it did look like a good thing.


12.
View STEP SIX essay   ... like a hard question, but practically speaking, ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
This sounds like a hard question, but practically speaking, it isn't.


13.
View STEP THREE essay   ... like, a Higher Power -- into our lives.   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Like all the remaining Steps, Step Three calls for affirmative action, for it is only by action that we can cut away the self-will which has always blocked the entry of God -- or, if you like, a Higher Power -- into our lives.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... like a mere means of getting money ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
When a job still looked like a mere means of getting money rather than an opportunity for service, when the acquisition of money for financial independence looked more important than a right dependence upon God, we were still the victims of unreasonable fears.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... like a partner instead of like a ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
At this point he firmly but lovingly commences to behave like a partner instead of like a bad boy.


16.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... like a pig, and was uncomfortable from ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.177-178  
I put on thirty pounds of weight in about two months, looked like a pig, and was uncomfortable from shortness of breath.


17.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... like a purposeless and pointless piece of ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
This reopening of emotional wounds, some old, some perhaps forgotten, and some still painfully festering, will at first look like a purposeless and pointless piece of surgery.


18.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... like a ski-jump.   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
The curve of my declining moral and bodily health fell off like a ski-jump.


19.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... like a thunderbolt, a great thought came.   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Then, like a thunderbolt, a great thought came.


20.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... like a tornado roaring his way through ...   BB Into Action, p.82  
The alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others.


21.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... like a very big coin.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
Somehow it looked like a very big coin.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... like a very dubious and improbable state ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
To new A.A.'s, this often seems like a very dubious and improbable state of affairs.


23.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like a year.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
We think few, to whom this book will appeal, can stay dry anything like a year.


24.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... like alcoholics, so we thought we'd build ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
Hospitals didn't like alcoholics, so we thought we'd build a hospital chain of our own.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... like all other societies, we do have ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
But just like all other societies, we do have sex and marital problems, and sometimes they are distressingly acute.


26.
View STEP THREE essay   Like all the remaining Steps, Step Three ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Like all the remaining Steps, Step Three calls for affirmative action, for it is only by action that we can cut away the self-will which has always blocked the entry of God -- or, if you like, a Higher Power -- into our lives.


27.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... like an actor who wants to run ...   BB How It Works, p.60  
Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; is forever trying to arrange the lights, the ballet, the scenery and the rest of the players in his own way.


28.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... like an avalanche.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Problems descend like an avalanche.


29.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... like an opportunity to be helpful, so ...   BB To Employers, p.138  
This seemed to me like an opportunity to be helpful, so I spent two hours talking about alcoholism, the malady, and described the symptoms and results as well as I could.


30.
View STEP THREE essay   ... like Einstein's theory of relativity or a ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Maybe this all sounds mysterious and remote, something like Einstein's theory of relativity or a proposition in nuclear physics.


31.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like everybody else, we were afflicted with ...   BB To Wives, p.116  
We wives found that, like everybody else, we were afflicted with pride, self-pity, vanity and all the things which go to make up the self-centered person; and we were not above selfishness or dishonesty.


32.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... like flickering candles in a windstorm.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
Hardly an alcoholic we approached paid any attention; most of those who did join us were like flickering candles in a windstorm.


33.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... like half of us thought we were ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
But cheer up, something like half of us thought we were atheists or agnostics.


34.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like him.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
We hope it strikes home to thousands like him.


35.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like him.   BB To Wives, p.109  
This world is full of people like him.


36.
View STEP TWO essay   ... like him, and have found the riddle's ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
There are too many of us who have been just like him, and have found the riddle's answer.


37.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... like him to approach you if the ...   BB Working With Others, p.90  
You need this information to put yourself in his place, to see how you would like him to approach you if the tables were turned.


38.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... like him to be.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
If not irritable, he may seem dull and boring, not gay and affectionate as the family would like him to be.


39.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... like him who "view with alarm for ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
He and all like him who "view with alarm for the good of A.A." meet the most stubborn resistance or, worse still, laughter.


40.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... like himself, a spiritual life which does ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
He will perceive that his spiritual growth is lopsided, that for an average man like himself, a spiritual life which does not include his family obligations may not be so perfect after all.


41.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like himself, have recovered.   BB To Wives, p.113  
He knows that thousands of men, much like himself, have recovered.


42.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... like, in any case, to be friendly.   BB Working With Others, p.95  
But point out that we alcoholics have much in common and that you would like, in any case, to be friendly.


43.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... like infants ourselves, that people protect and ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
When we had taken the opposite tack and had insisted, like infants ourselves, that people protect and take care of us or that the world owed us a living, then the result had been equally unfortunate.


44.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... like it.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
We still like it.


45.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like it.   BB To Wives, p.106  
The unexpected result was that our husbands seemed to like it.


46.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... like it.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
We'd form groups of depressive and paranoid folks; the deeper the neurosis, the better we'd like it.


47.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... like it understood that our alcoholic work ...   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
We would like it understood that our alcoholic work is an avocation.


48.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like men who have lost their legs; ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
We are like men who have lost their legs; they never grow new ones.


49.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... like most everybody does when afraid.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
Naturally, we began to act like most everybody does when afraid.


50.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Like most people, we have found that ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Like most people, we have found that we can take our big lumps as they come.


51.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Like myself, he had admitted complete defeat.   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Like myself, he had admitted complete defeat.


52.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... like Napoleon returning from Elba.   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
I felt like Napoleon returning from Elba.


53.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... like now.   BB How It Works, p.58  
Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now.


54.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like number two he became worse.   BB To Wives, p.109  
Though once like number two he became worse.


55.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... like one.   BB To Employers, p.147  
You act like one.


56.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... like one prodigious squabble than anything else, ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Before we leveled off a bit, A.A. looked more like one prodigious squabble than anything else, at least on the surface.


57.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... like other men.   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We know that while the alcoholic keeps away from drink, as he may do for months or years, he reacts much like other men.


58.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like other men.   BB More About Alcoholism, pp.30-31  
Neither does there appear to be any kind of treatment which will make alcoholics of our kind like other men.


59.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like other men have begotten all sorts ...   BB To Wives, p.105  
Our loyalty and the desire that our husbands hold up their heads and be like other men have begotten all sorts of predicaments.


60.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... like other people.   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
If these thoughts occur, they are hazy and readily supplanted with the old threadbare idea that this time we shall handle ourselves like other people.


61.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like other people.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people.


62.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like other people!   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Heaven knows, we have tried hard enough and long enough to drink like other people!


63.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like other people.   BB To Wives, p.109  
He is worried at times, and is becoming aware that he cannot drink like other people.


64.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like other people, but does not see ...   BB To Wives, p.110  
He admits he cannot drink like other people, but does not see why.


65.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like other people, or presently may be, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
The delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed.


66.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... like others, we often discover a greater ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
But also like others, we often discover a greater challenge in the lesser and more continuous problems of life.


67.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like our husbands to be.   BB To Wives, p.118  
We women carry with us a picture of the ideal man, the sort of chap we would like our husbands to be.


68.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... like our own.   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
Difficulties, perhaps, like our own.


69.
View STEP THREE essay   Like our professional friends, we, too, are ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Like our professional friends, we, too, are aware that there are wrong forms of dependence.


70.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... like ourselves, were sick too.   BB How It Works, p.67  
Though we did not like their symptoms and the way these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick too.


71.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like parties which would be dull without ...   BB To Wives, p.110  
Perhaps you both like parties which would be dull without liquor.


72.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... like people in a sinking ship.   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Near you, alcoholics are dying helplessly like people in a sinking ship.


73.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... like perfect adherence to these principles.   BB How It Works, p.60  
No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles.


74.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... like real peace of mind.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
We enjoy moments in which there is something like real peace of mind.


75.
View STEP TEN essay   ... like restraint of tongue and pen.   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
Nothing pays off like restraint of tongue and pen.


76.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like snow in June.   BB To Wives, p.106  
The checking account melted like snow in June.


77.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... like snow in springtime.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
The reserve was melting like snow in springtime.


78.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like so much, and then asked me ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
They grinned, which I didn't like so much, and then asked me if I thought myself alcoholic and if I were really licked this time.


79.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   Like so much of A.A.'s basic text, ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Like so much of A.A.'s basic text, those words have proved to be far more visionary than the founding members could ever have imagined.


80.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like some of them.   BB To Wives, p.119  
You may not like some of them.


81.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... like some righteous people I see?   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
But am I to be consigned to a life where I shall be stupid, boring and glum, like some righteous people I see?


82.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... like tardiness.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
We have seen A.A.'s ask with much earnestness and faith for God's explicit guidance on matters ranging all the way from a shattering domestic or financial crisis to correcting a minor personal fault, like tardiness.


83.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... like tempting Providence, but it isn't.   BB Working With Others, p.101  
To a person who has had experience with an alcoholic, this may seem like tempting Providence, but it isn't.


84.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... like that.   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
Drinkers are like that.


85.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... like that.   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
With us it is just like that.


86.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... like that?   BB Into Action, p.81  
In fairness we must say that she may understand, but what are we going to do about a thing like that?


87.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like that.   BB To Wives, p.113  
Many of Alcoholics Anonymous were like that.


88.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... like that."   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
Over and over, he would say: "That's me. That's me. I drink like that."


89.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... like that, A.A. had a very special ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
For those of us who were like that, A.A. had a very special meaning.


90.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... like that day the boiler burst in ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
Then came the inevitable explosion -- something like that day the boiler burst in Wombley's Clapboard Factory.


91.
View PREFACE   ... like that"; or, most important, "Yes, I ...   BB Preface, p.xii  
If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading one of the forty-two personal stories and think: "Yes, that happened to me"; or, more important, "Yes, I've felt like that"; or, most important, "Yes, I believe this program can work for me too."


92.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... like that, too; it helps to envision ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Well, meditation is like that, too; it helps to envision our spiritual objective before we try to move toward it.


93.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... like the alcoholic's first drink it would, ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Compared to this prospect, the ten thousand dollars under consideration wasn't much, but like the alcoholic's first drink it would, if taken, inevitably set up a disastrous chain reaction.


94.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... like the devil and thank you to ...   BB To Employers, p.149  
He will work like the devil and thank you to his dying day.


95.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... like the effect produced by alcohol.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
Men and women drink essentially because they like the effect produced by alcohol.


96.
View STEP TEN essay   ... like the experience of an occasional retreat ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Many of us also like the experience of an occasional retreat from the outside world where we can quiet down for an undisturbed day or so of self-overhaul and meditation.


97.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... like the farmer who came up out ...   BB Into Action, p.82  
He is like the farmer who came up out of his cyclone cellar to find his home ruined.


98.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... like the following take on a world ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Simple examples like the following take on a world of meaning when we think about them.


99.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... like the Greenland Ice Cap, and even ...   BB Working With Others, p.101  
His only chance for sobriety would be some place like the Greenland Ice Cap, and even there an Eskimo might turn up with a bottle of scotch and ruin everything!


100.
View STEP THREE essay   ... like the hole in the doughnut."   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
I'll look like the hole in the doughnut."


101.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... like the idea.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
I didn't like the idea.


102.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... like the idea that God has accomplished ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
While grateful that he drinks no more, they may not like the idea that God has accomplished the miracle where they failed.


103.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... like the individual, must eventually conform to ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
We saw that the group, exactly like the individual, must eventually conform to whatever tested principles would guarantee survival.


104.
View STEP THREE essay   ... like the opening of a door which ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Practicing Step Three is like the opening of a door which to all appearances is still closed and locked.


105.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... like the passengers of a great liner ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
We are like the passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness and democracy pervade the vessel from steerage to Captain's table.


106.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... like the philosophy of the man who, ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
They sound like the philosophy of the man who, having a headache, beats himself on the head with a hammer so that he can't feel the ache.


107.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... like the plague.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
Argument and fault-finding are to be avoided like the plague.


108.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... like the retired business man who lolls ...   BB How It Works, p.61  
He is like the retired business man who lolls in the Florida sunshine in the winter complaining of the sad state of the nation; the minister who sighs over the sins of the twentieth century; politicians and reformers who are sure all would be Utopia if the rest of the world would only behave; the outlaw safe cracker who thinks society has wronged him; and the alcoholic who has lost all and is locked up.


109.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... like the Society it serves, it will ...   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


110.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like the thought that the contents of ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
We do not like the thought that the contents of a book or the work of another alcoholic has accomplished in a few weeks that for which we struggled for years.


111.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... like their symptoms and the way these ...   BB How It Works, p.67  
Though we did not like their symptoms and the way these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick too.


112.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... like their true purpose and direction.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
But today, in well-matured A.A.'s, these distorted drives have been restored to something like their true purpose and direction.


113.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... like these.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
It is no exaggeration to say that half of A.A.'s membership has been led to us through channels like these.


114.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... like these: In addition to my drinking ...   12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Surveying his business or employment record, almost any alcoholic can ask questions like these: In addition to my drinking problem, what character defects contributed to my financial instability?


115.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... like these, more of which will come ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Questions like these, more of which will come to mind easily in each individual case, will help turn up the root causes.


116.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... like this!   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
Men have cried out to me in sincere and despairing appeal: "Doctor, I cannot go on like this!


117.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... like this?   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Why does he behave like this?


118.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like this.   BB To Wives, p.110  
You can be quite hopeful of a situation like this.


119.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... like this:   BB To Employers, p.141  
Suppose an approach is made something like this:


120.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... like this.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
Well, we might start like this.


121.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... like this:   12&12 Step Eleven, pp.100-101  
When, by such simple devices, we have placed ourselves in a mood in which we can focus undisturbed on constructive imagination, we might proceed like this:


122.
View STEP SIX essay   ... like this are heard daily.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
In A.A. meetings all over the world, statements just like this are heard daily.


123.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... like this around here.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
They said firmly, "You can't talk like this around here.


124.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... like this: Looking at both past and ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Questioning directed to this end might run like this: Looking at both past and present, what sex situations have caused me anxiety, bitterness, frustration, or depression?


125.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... like this: "My Creator, I am now ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
When ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad.


126.
View STEP ONE essay   ... like this one.   12&12 Step One, p.21  
No other kind of bankruptcy is like this one.


127.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... like this one?   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
Straightway he appeared at New York's A.A. headquarters, asking, "Is there anything in our tradition that suggests I shouldn't take a job like this one?


128.
View STEP SIX essay   ... like this: "Sure, I was beaten, absolutely ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He will usually offer his proof in a statement like this: "Sure, I was beaten, absolutely licked.


129.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... like those who had insisted the Wrights ...   BB We Agnostics, pp.52-53  
When others showed us that "God-sufficiency" worked with them, we began to feel like those who had insisted the Wrights would never fly.


130.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like to?   BB To Wives, p.112  
Just would he like to?


131.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... like to be assured that the grace ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We would like to be assured that the grace of God can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.


132.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... like to be helpful to such cases.   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
We should like to be helpful to such cases.


133.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... like to call it nowadays.   BB How It Works, p.61  
Our actor is self-centered -- ego-centric, as people like to call it nowadays.


134.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... like to call the fourth dimension of ...   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
I was soon to be catapulted into what I like to call the fourth dimension of existence.


135.
View STEP SIX essay   ... like to feel just a little superior ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Who, for example, doesn't like to feel just a little superior to the next fellow, or even quite a lot superior?


136.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like to get over drinking for good.   BB To Wives, p.112  
But after his next binge, ask him if he would really like to get over drinking for good.


137.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like to help other drinkers.   BB To Wives, p.112  
Drinkers like to help other drinkers.


138.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... like to keep him, but cannot if ...   BB To Employers, p.141  
You might say you appreciate his abilities, would like to keep him, but cannot if he continues to drink.


139.
View STEP SIX essay   ... like to let greed masquerade as ambition?   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Isn't it true that we like to let greed masquerade as ambition?


140.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... like to live at peace with himself ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
Each of us would like to live at peace with himself and with his fellows.


141.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... like to lose our support.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Perhaps we had been leaning too heavily on Reason that last mile and we did not like to lose our support.


142.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like to pronounce any individual as alcoholic, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
We do not like to pronounce any individual as alcoholic, but you can quickly diagnose yourself.


143.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... like to strive for whether our instinctual ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
Seldom did we look at character-building as something desirable in itself, something we would like to strive for whether our instinctual needs were met or not.


144.
View STEP TEN essay   ... like us, are suffering from the pains ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
It will become more and more evident as we go forward that it is pointless to become angry, or to get hurt by people who, like us, are suffering from the pains of growing up.


145.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... like us, go through the emotional wringer.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
We won't be biased or scared off by that fact, because although he was not an alcoholic he did, like us, go through the emotional wringer.


146.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... like us is the one aim that ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
This is our gift from God, and its bestowal upon others like us is the one aim that today animates A.A.'s all around the globe.


147.
View TRADITION ONE essay   Like us, they had suddenly found themselves ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
Like us, they had suddenly found themselves saved from death, but still floating upon a perilous sea.


148.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... like us to keep our heads in ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
We have come to believe He would like us to keep our heads in the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought to be firmly planted on earth.


149.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... like, what happened, and what we are ...   BB How It Works, p.58  
Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now.


150.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... like you are too heartbreaking.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
People like you are too heartbreaking.


151.
View STEP TWO essay   ... like you -- far too smart for our ...   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
To these, many A.A.'s can say, "Yes, we were like you -- far too smart for our own good.


152.
View STEP TWO essay   ... like you has begun to solve the ...   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
Many a man like you has begun to solve the problem by the method of substitution.


153.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like you to feel that we understand ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
As wives of Alcoholics Anonymous, we would like you to feel that we understand as perhaps few can.


154.
View STEP TWO essay   ... like yours.   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
When I first looked at A.A. my reaction was just like yours.


155.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... like yourself, he is just beginning his ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
The chances are he will not for, like yourself, he is just beginning his development.


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