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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... seemed a fool of the first magnitude.  BB To Employers, p.137  
To him the alcoholic has often seemed a fool of the first magnitude.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... seemed a novel idea.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
My friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... seemed as if nothing could be done ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
He suffered horribly from his sprees, but it seemed as if nothing could be done for him.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... seemed as though a great wall had ...  BB To Wives, p.107  
Sometimes they were so inaccessible that it seemed as though a great wall had been built around them.


5.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... seemed at first a flimsy reed, has ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
What seemed at first a flimsy reed, has proved to be the loving and powerful hand of God.


6.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... seemed at the time) for us to ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
The moment we saw that we had an answer for alcoholism, it was reasonable (or so it seemed at the time) for us to feel that we might have the answer to a lot of other things.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... seemed certain.  BB To Wives, p.113  
Defeat seemed certain.


8.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... seemed convenient and not too difficult; the ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
For myself, I had adopted those parts which seemed convenient and not too difficult; the rest I disregarded.


9.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... seemed difficult to believe.  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
That was great news to us, for we had assumed we could not make use of spiritual principles unless we accepted many things on faith which seemed difficult to believe.


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... seemed doomed, who had so many problems ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... seemed entirely out of reach.  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
Afterward, we found ourselves accepting many things which then seemed entirely out of reach.


12.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... seemed heavy or even unjust, new lessons ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
He will also report that out of every season of grief or suffering, when the hand of God seemed heavy or even unjust, new lessons for living were learned, new resources of courage were uncovered, and that finally, inescapably, the conviction came that God does "move in a mysterious way His wonders to perform."


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... seemed high upon the basis suggested.  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
A spiritual experience, he conceded, was absolutely necessary, but the price seemed high upon the basis suggested.


14.
View STEP TWO essay   ... seemed impossibly bad.  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
In spots its morality was impossibly good; in others it seemed impossibly bad.


15.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... seemed inadequate.  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Perhaps we rejected this particular conception because it seemed inadequate.


16.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... seemed more intelligent than that.  BB We Agnostics, p.54  
The electrons themselves seemed more intelligent than that.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... seemed near being just that.  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
I began to wonder, for such an appalling lack of perspective seemed near being just that.


18.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... seemed quite rational and well-balanced with respect ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
He seemed quite rational and well-balanced with respect to other problems.


19.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... seemed so fragile, so easily breakable as ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
In our early time, nothing seemed so fragile, so easily breakable as an A.A. group.


20.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... seemed the Boss Universal, and he certainly ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
If there was a Devil, he seemed the Boss Universal, and he certainly had me.


21.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... seemed they had known these strangers always.  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
They knew they had a host of new friends; it seemed they had known these strangers always.


22.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... seemed to be a case of pathological ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
He had but partially recovered from a gastric hemorrhage and seemed to be a case of pathological mental deterioration.


23.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... seemed to be a major extra-curricular activity.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
After high school came four years in one of the best colleges in the country where drinking seemed to be a major extra-curricular activity.


24.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... seemed to be able to snap back ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
I seemed to be able to snap back the next morning better than most of my fellow drinkers, who were cursed (or perhaps blessed) with a great deal of morning-after nausea.


25.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... seemed to be centered around doing what ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
My whole life seemed to be centered around doing what I wanted to do, without regard for the rights, wishes, or privileges of anyone else; a state of mind which became more and more predominant as the years passed.


26.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... seemed to be happy.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
More than these attributes, they seemed to be happy.


27.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... seemed to be succeeding, we drank to ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
When we seemed to be succeeding, we drank to dream still greater dreams.


28.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... seemed to do it.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
Almost everyone seemed to do it.


29.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... seemed to get sober, some others had.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
Although none of the alcoholics we boarded seemed to get sober, some others had.


30.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... seemed to lecture.  BB To Wives, p.121  
We may have seemed to lecture.


31.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... seemed to like it.  BB To Wives, p.106  
The unexpected result was that our husbands seemed to like it.


32.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... seemed to me.  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
This was the finish, the curtain, it seemed to me.


33.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... seemed to me like an opportunity to ...  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.


34.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... seemed to prove that one alcoholic could ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
This seemed to prove that one alcoholic could affect another as no nonalcoholic could.


35.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... seemed to understand, the sense of belonging ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
When we reached A.A., and for the first time in our lives stood among people who seemed to understand, the sense of belonging was tremendously exciting.


36.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... seemed to win.  BB How It Works, p.66  
As in war, the victor only seemed to win.


37.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... seemed very much at ease on all ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
They spoke with great freedom from embarrassment, which I could never do, and they seemed very much at ease on all occasions and appeared very healthy.


38.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... seemed vitally important.  BB A Vision For You, pp.153-154  
Had he been successful in his enterprise, he would have been set on his feet financially which, at the time, seemed vitally important.


39.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... seemed wise, for I showed signs of ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Treatment seemed wise, for I showed signs of delirium tremens.


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