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1.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... still alive.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
They pointed out that the Foundation board already knew of a total of half a million dollars set aside for A.A. in the wills of people still alive.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still ambitious, but not absurdly so, because ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
He's still ambitious, but not absurdly so, because he can now see and accept actual reality.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   Still another difficulty is that you may ...   BB To Wives, p.119  
Still another difficulty is that you may become jealous of the attention he bestows on other people, especially alcoholics.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Still another experience: A woman's voice came ...   BB To Employers, p.137  
Still another experience: A woman's voice came faintly over long distance from Virginia.


5.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... still another, "We saw a moving picture..." ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
One voice says, "I read a piece in the newspapers..."; another, "We heard a radio program..."; and still another, "We saw a moving picture..." or "We saw something about A.A. on television...."


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... still aroused a certain antipathy.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
The word God still aroused a certain antipathy.


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... still ask why he should believe in ...   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
The reader may still ask why he should believe in a Power greater than himself.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still be gravely defective, but he somehow ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
His own character may still be gravely defective, but he somehow knows that God has enabled him to make a mighty beginning, and he senses that he stands at the edge of new mysteries, joys, and experiences of which he had never even dreamed.


9.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... still be unconvincing or quite objectionable.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
To certain newcomers and to those one-time agnostics who still cling to the A.A. group as their higher power, claims for the power of prayer may, despite all the logic and experience in proof of it, still be unconvincing or quite objectionable.


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... still be with you.   BB To Wives, p.117  
Many of the old problems will still be with you.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still behaving childishly, trying to turn everybody ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We had failed to see that though adult in years we were still behaving childishly, trying to turn everybody -- friends, wives, husbands, even the world itself -- into protective parents.


12.
View STEP TWO essay   ... still believes in God, but suspects that ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
He's sure he still believes in God, but suspects that God doesn't believe in him.


13.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... still bothered by fear, self-pity, and hurt ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Because we were still bothered by fear, self-pity, and hurt feelings, it was probable we couldn't appraise ourselves fairly at all.


14.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... still can't deny you A.A.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
No matter who you are, no matter how low you've gone, no matter how grave your emotional complications -- even your crimes -- we still can't deny you A.A.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still childish, emotionally sensitive, and grandiose.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
These distinguished men had the nerve to say that most of the alcoholics under investigation were still childish, emotionally sensitive, and grandiose.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still children, we had felt very happy ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Where people had temporarily let us run their lives as though they were still children, we had felt very happy and secure ourselves.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still claimed that he hadn't got the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
From great numbers of such experiences, we could predict that the doubter who still claimed that he hadn't got the "spiritual angle," and who still considered his well-loved A.A. group the higher power, would presently love God and call Him by name.


18.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... still clattered.   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
The ticker still clattered.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... still cling to something we will not ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing.


20.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... still cling to the A.A. group as ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
To certain newcomers and to those one-time agnostics who still cling to the A.A. group as their higher power, claims for the power of prayer may, despite all the logic and experience in proof of it, still be unconvincing or quite objectionable.


21.
View STEP THREE essay   ... still closed and locked.   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.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still considered his well-loved A.A. group the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
From great numbers of such experiences, we could predict that the doubter who still claimed that he hadn't got the "spiritual angle," and who still considered his well-loved A.A. group the higher power, would presently love God and call Him by name.


23.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... still control his drinking, tell him that ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
If he sticks to the idea that he can still control his drinking, tell him that possibly he can -- if he is not too alcoholic.


24.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... still convalescing.   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
The family must realize that dad, though marvelously improved, is still convalescing.


25.
View STEP THREE essay   ... still cries out, as it certainly will, ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
But suppose that instinct still cries out, as it certainly will, "Yes, respecting alcohol, I guess I have to be dependent upon A.A., but in all other matters I must still maintain my independence.


26.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... still didn't belong.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Until we had talked with complete candor of our conflicts, and had listened to someone else do the same thing, we still didn't belong.


27.
View STEP SIX essay   ... still difficult, but not at all impossible.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Seen in this light, Step Six is still difficult, but not at all impossible.


28.
View STEP TWO essay   ... still do -- all except the worship part.   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
As a matter of fact, I still do -- all except the worship part.


29.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... still do well to talk with someone ...   BB Into Action, p.74  
Though we have no religious connection, we may still do well to talk with someone ordained by an established religion.


30.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still doubted themselves, the rest of us ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
Looking at those who were only beginning and still doubted themselves, the rest of us were able to see the change setting in.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still drinking).   12&12 Step Twelve (Note), p.118  
Not a part of A.A., this worldwide fellowship consists of spouses and other relatives or friends of alcoholics (in A.A. or still drinking).


32.
View STEP ONE essay   ... still drinking can dream of taking.   12&12 Step One, p.24  
For practicing A.A.'s remaining eleven Steps means the adoption of attitudes and actions that almost no alcoholic who is still drinking can dream of taking.


33.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... still drinking or is recovering in A.A.   BB To Wives (Note), p.104  
But many of the suggestions given here may be adapted to help the person who lives with a woman alcoholic -- whether she is still drinking or is recovering in A.A.


34.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   "Still dubious, he demanded, 'Do you really ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"Still dubious, he demanded, 'Do you really mean the only reason you are here is to try and help me and to help yourself?'


35.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... still elude him; that all the faulty ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
By now the newcomer has probably arrived at the following conclusions: that his character defects, representing instincts gone astray, have been the primary cause of his drinking and his failure at life; that unless he is now willing to work hard at the elimination of the worst of these defects, both sobriety and peace of mind will still elude him; that all the faulty foundation of his life will have to be torn out and built anew on bedrock.


36.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... still enjoy them too much.   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
And we cling with a passionate persistence to others which are just as disturbing to our equilibrium, because we still enjoy them too much.


37.
View STEP THREE essay   ... still envies or hates.   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Bitterness still overpowers him when he broods upon those he still envies or hates.


38.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... still expected a plea for clemency, but ...   BB To Employers, p.136  
I still expected a plea for clemency, but these words came through the receiver: "I just wanted to tell you Paul jumped from a hotel window in Hartford last Saturday.


39.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... still fails somewhat in practicing them.   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
They can hardly fail to approve these simple principles, though the head of the house still fails somewhat in practicing them.


40.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still far off balance.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
This all meant, of course, that we were still far off balance.


41.
View STEP TWO essay   ... still find a faith that works?   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Can A.A. experience tell all these they may still find a faith that works?


42.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... still floated to him from the bar.   BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Music and gay chatter still floated to him from the bar.


43.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... still floating upon a perilous sea.   12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
Like us, they had suddenly found themselves saved from death, but still floating upon a perilous sea.


44.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... still go into half the letters they ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
They even had to coin a couple of sentences which still go into half the letters they write: "Of course, you are at perfect liberty to handle this matter any way you please.


45.
View STEP SEVEN essay   Still goaded by sheer necessity, we reluctantly ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
Still goaded by sheer necessity, we reluctantly come to grips with those serious character flaws that made problem drinkers of us in the first place, flaws which must be dealt with to prevent a retreat into alcoholism once again.


46.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... still got tight every night nevertheless.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
I gave the matter much time and study for the next two and a half years, but I still got tight every night nevertheless.


47.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still greater confusion.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Then we are hurt and confused when the advice is rejected, or when it is accepted and brings still greater confusion.


48.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... still greater dreams.   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
When we seemed to be succeeding, we drank to dream still greater dreams.


49.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... still greater hold on father.   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
If the family persists in criticism, this fallacy may take a still greater hold on father.


50.
View STEP TEN essay   ... still greater victories over people and circumstances.   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
When temporary good fortune came our way, we indulged ourselves in fantasies of still greater victories over people and circumstances.


51.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still had some flaws of character that ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
So we decided that while we still had some flaws of character that we could not yet relinquish, we ought nevertheless to quit our stubborn, rebellious hanging on to them.


52.
View STEP ONE essay   ... still had their health, their families, their ...   12&12 Step One, p.23  
Alcoholics who still had their health, their families, their jobs, and even two cars in the garage, began to recognize their alcoholism.


53.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... still handicapped by many liabilities, great and ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Possibly, too, we were still handicapped by many liabilities, great and small, we never knew we had.


54.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... still happily unaware of being hurt.   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
There were cases, too, where we had damaged others who were still happily unaware of being hurt.


55.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... still has an alcoholic mind; there is ...   BB Working With Others, p.101  
An alcoholic who cannot meet them, still has an alcoholic mind; there is something the matter with his spiritual status.


56.
View STEP THREE essay   ... still has to meet the acid test: ...   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
This brave philosophy, wherein each man plays God, sounds good in the speaking, but it still has to meet the acid test: how well does it actually work?


57.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... still have a legal right to take ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
"Nevertheless," we pointed out, "you still have a legal right to take this job."


58.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... still have no very high opinion of ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
We may still have no very high opinion of humility as a desirable personal virtue, but we do recognize it as a necessary aid to our survival.


59.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... still haven't much chance of becoming truly ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Nearly all A.A.'s have found, too, that unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be required just for sobriety, they still haven't much chance of becoming truly happy.


60.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... still, he could give himself no satisfactory ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
More baffling still, he could give himself no satisfactory explanation for his fall.


61.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... still her forebodings by telling her that ...   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
We had long talks when I would still her forebodings by telling her that men of genius conceived their best projects when drunk; that the most majestic constructions of philosophic thought were so derived.


62.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... still hung back.   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Yet many of us still hung back.


63.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still in distress.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who are still in distress.


64.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... still in force.   BB To Employers, p.137  
She wanted to know if her husband's company insurance was still in force.


65.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... still inexperienced and having just made conscious ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with God, it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times.


66.
View FOREWORD   ... still is.   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The book "Alcoholics Anonymous" became the basic text of the Fellowship, and it still is.


67.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... still is -- are such activities to be ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
The question was -- and sometimes still is -- are such activities to be branded as professionalism under A.A. tradition?


68.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... still jittery.   BB Working With Others, p.91  
Call on him while he is still jittery.


69.
View STEP TWO essay   ... still killing one another off in the ...   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
How we loved to shout the damaging fact that millions of the 'good men of religion' were still killing one another off in the name of God.


70.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... still largely theoretical.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Until we actually sit down and talk aloud about what we have so long hidden, our willingness to clean house is still largely theoretical.


71.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... still, laughter.   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.


72.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... still less communicative.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
He becomes still less communicative.


73.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... still less control, which led in time ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
All of us felt at times that we were regaining control, but such intervals -- usually brief -- were inevitably followed by still less control, which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization.


74.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... still like it.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
We still like it.


75.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... still live our own lives, God helping ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
The notion that we would still live our own lives, God helping a little now and then, began to evaporate.


76.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... still lives, and is a free man.   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
But this man still lives, and is a free man.


77.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still looked like a mere means of ...   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.


78.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still loved some of them too much.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
At Step Six, many of us balked -- for the practical reason that we did not wish to have all our defects of character removed, because we still loved some of them too much.


79.
View STEP THREE essay   ... still maintain my independence.   12&12 Step Three, pp.35-36  
But suppose that instinct still cries out, as it certainly will, "Yes, respecting alcohol, I guess I have to be dependent upon A.A., but in all other matters I must still maintain my independence.


80.
View STEP SIX essay   ... still milder defects, will be obliged to ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
But even these people, if they construct a list of still milder defects, will be obliged to admit that they prefer to hang on to some of them.


81.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... still more demanding or gracious, as the ...   BB How It Works, p.61  
He becomes, on the next occasion, still more demanding or gracious, as the case may be.


82.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... still more harm in so doing.   BB How It Works, p.69  
We must be willing to make amends where we have done harm, provided that we do not bring about still more harm in so doing.


83.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... still more helpful.   BB To Wives, p.120  
Cheer him up and ask him how you can be still more helpful.


84.
View TRADITION TWO essay   Still more important, murmurs are heard in ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Still more important, murmurs are heard in the body politic, which swell into a loud cry: "Do these oldtimers think they can run this group forever?


85.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... still more in the Power which pulls ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
They believe in themselves, and still more in the Power which pulls chronic alcoholics back from the gates of death.


86.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... still more recognition.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Such tributes as these brought opportunities for still more recognition.


87.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still more spiritual development.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our answer is in still more spiritual development.


88.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... still more suffering to his family by ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
Why, he argued, should he lose the remainder of his business, only to bring still more suffering to his family by foolishly admitting his plight to people from whom he made his livelihood?


89.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still more, we discovered the best possible ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
When we developed still more, we discovered the best possible source of emotional stability to be God Himself.


90.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Still more wonderful is the feeling that ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Still more wonderful is the feeling that we do not have to be specially distinguished among our fellows in order to be useful and profoundly happy.


91.
View STEP TEN essay   ... still need to exercise special vigilance.   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Now that we're in A.A. and sober, and winning back the esteem of our friends and business associates, we find that we still need to exercise special vigilance.


92.
View STEP TEN essay   ... still neglected.   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Here we need only recognize that we did act or think badly, try to visualize how we might have done better, and resolve with God's help to carry these lessons over into tomorrow, making, of course, any amends still neglected.


93.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Still no thought of drinking.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
Still no thought of drinking.


94.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... still not too keen about admitting our ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
It may be he has done us more harm than we have done him and, though we may have acquired a better attitude toward him, we are still not too keen about admitting our faults.


95.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... still other sick ones and fellowships of ...   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
They will approach still other sick ones and fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous may spring up in each city and hamlet, havens for those who must find a way out.


96.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... still others.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
As part of his rehabilitation he commenced to present his conceptions to other alcoholics, impressing upon them that they must do likewise with still others.


97.
View FOREWORD   ... still others.   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
With the publication of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" in 1939, the pioneering period ended and a prodigious chain reaction set in as the recovered alcoholics carried their message to still others.


98.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... still others from the stream of misery ...   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
Arrangements were also made with the chief psychiatrist of a large public hospital to select still others from the stream of misery which flows through that institution.


99.
View STEP NINE essay   ... still others in which by the very ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be other cases where action ought to be deferred, and still others in which by the very nature of the situation we shall never be able to make direct personal contact at all.


100.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... still others "Republican" or "Communist," and yet ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
There would be real danger should we commence to call some groups "wet," others "dry," still others "Republican" or "Communist," and yet others "Catholic" or "Protestant."


101.
View STEP TWO essay   ... still others who do believe that God ...   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Some of us won't believe in God, others can't, and still others who do believe that God exists have no faith whatever He will perform this miracle.


102.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still others who encounter heavy financial reverses.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Though the earning power of most A.A.'s is relatively high, we have some members who never seem to get on their feet moneywise, and still others who encounter heavy financial reverses.


103.
View STEP FOUR essay   Still others will call it an index ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Still others will call it an index of maladjustments.


104.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... still out of reach.   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Without a searching and fearless moral inventory, most of us have found that the faith which really works in daily living is still out of reach.


105.
View STEP THREE essay   ... still overpowers him when he broods upon ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Bitterness still overpowers him when he broods upon those he still envies or hates.


106.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... still owing my Wall Street creditors.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
I thought of the large sum of money still owing my Wall Street creditors.


107.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... still painfully festering, will at first look ...   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.


108.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Still physically weak, and sober but a ...   BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Still physically weak, and sober but a few months, he saw that his predicament was dangerous.


109.
View STEP TWO essay   ... still reeking of alcohol.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Now let's take the guy full of faith, but still reeking of alcohol.


110.
View STEP NINE essay   ... still remain may be great.   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
The temptation to skip the more humiliating and dreaded meetings that still remain may be great.


111.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... still sane.   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
For a moment I was alarmed, and called my friend, the doctor, to ask if I were still sane.


112.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... still say the whole thing was nothing ...   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Could we still say the whole thing was nothing but a mass of electrons, created out of nothing, meaning nothing, whirling on to a destiny of nothingness?


113.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... still self-deceived?   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
If all our lives we had more or less fooled ourselves, how could we now be so sure that we weren't still self-deceived?


114.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... still serve it to our friends provided ...   BB Working With Others, p.102  
Some of us still serve it to our friends provided they are not alcoholic.


115.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... still sick.   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick.


116.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... still sick, there is unremitting danger to ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
For us, if we neglect those who are still sick, there is unremitting danger to our own lives and sanity.


117.
View STEP TWO essay   ... still smarting from that admission, he is ...   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
But now, still smarting from that admission, he is faced with something really impossible.


118.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... still smarts from our injustice to him, ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
It is seldom wise to approach an individual, who still smarts from our injustice to him, and announce that we have gone religious.


119.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... still smokes and drinks coffee, but neither ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Though he is now a most effective member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he still smokes and drinks coffee, but neither his wife nor anyone else stands in judgment.


120.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... still so inexperienced in establishing contact with ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
While the comment or advice of others may be by no means infallible, it is likely to be far more specific than any direct guidance we may receive while we are still so inexperienced in establishing contact with a Power greater than ourselves.


121.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... still so passionately cling to the belief ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Nor do we enter into debate with the many who still so passionately cling to the belief that to satisfy our basic natural desires is the main object of life.


122.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... still some misgivings.   BB Into Action, p.76  
Probably there are still some misgivings.


123.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... still sometimes displays with respect to other ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
What has become of the common sense and will power that he still sometimes displays with respect to other matters?


124.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... still struggling with their problem.   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
This painful past may be of infinite value to other families still struggling with their problem.


125.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... still suffered many of the old pangs ...   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
But we soon discovered that while we weren't alone any more in a social sense, we still suffered many of the old pangs of anxious apartness.


126.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still suffered the same fears that they ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
When, with God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, then we found we could live at peace with ourselves and show others who still suffered the same fears that they could get over them, too.


127.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... still suffers.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Five -- Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


128.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... still suffers.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
5. Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


129.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... still suffers."   12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
"Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers."


130.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... still suffers.   12&12 Tradition Five (Long), p.190  
Five -- Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


131.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... still Sundays, way over there on the ...   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I could almost hear the sound of the preacher's voice as I sat, on still Sundays, way over there on the hillside; there was that proffered temperance pledge I never signed; my grandfather's good natured contempt of some church folk and their doings; his insistence that the spheres really had their music; but his denial of the preacher's right to tell him how he must listen; his fearlessness as he spoke of these things just before he died; these recollections welled up from the past.


132.
View STEP TWO essay   ... still sure that we ought to be ...   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
We were still sure that we ought to be fairly honest, tolerant, and just, that we ought to be ambitious and hardworking.


133.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... still tend to business fairly well.   BB To Wives, p.109  
Perhaps he can still tend to business fairly well.


134.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Still the play does not suit him.   BB How It Works, p.61  
Still the play does not suit him.


135.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still the victims of unreasonable fears.   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.


136.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... still there.   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Though now recognized, our defects were still there.


137.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... still think you are strong enough to ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
If you still think you are strong enough to beat the game alone, that is your affair.


138.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... still thinks he can ever drink again, ...   BB To Employers, p.142  
If he temporizes and still thinks he can ever drink again, even beer, he might as well be discharged after the next bender which, if an alcoholic, he is almost certain to have.


139.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... still thought I could control the situation, ...   BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Nevertheless, I still thought I could control the situation, and there were periods of sobriety which renewed my wife's hope.


140.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... still thought we had to hide from ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Though ex-drinkers, we still thought we had to hide from public distrust and contempt.


141.
View STEP SIX essay   ... still to say, "This I cannot give ...   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
Perhaps we shall be obliged in some cases still to say, "This I cannot give up yet...," but we should not say to ourselves, "This I will never give up!"


142.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still trying to find emotional security by ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
We were still trying to find emotional security by being dominating or dependent upon others.


143.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... still trying to play God ourselves.   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
We could actually have earnest religious beliefs which remained barren because we were still trying to play God ourselves.


144.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... still trying to recover, he will tell ...   BB To Employers, p.146  
If he is, and is still trying to recover, he will tell you about it even if it means the loss of his job.


145.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still Twelfth Step work.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Whether our audience is one or many, it is still Twelfth Step work.


146.
View STEP THREE essay   ... still unmanageable even though he is sober, ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Of course the sponsor points out that our friend's life is still unmanageable even though he is sober, that after all, only a bare start on A.A.'s program has been made.


147.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... still unseen.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Let us look now upon the sea and ponder what its mystery is; and let us lift our eyes to the far horizon, beyond which we shall seek all those wonders still unseen.


148.
View STEP SIX essay   ... still unwilling to give up, we ought ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Looking again at those defects we are still unwilling to give up, we ought to erase the hard-and-fast lines that we have drawn.


149.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... still vainly tried to be secure by ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.116-117  
Even when our fortunes had not ebbed that much and we nevertheless found ourselves alone in the world, we still vainly tried to be secure by some unhealthy kind of domination or dependence.


150.
View STEP THREE essay   ... still victimized by remorse and guilt when ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Our friend is still victimized by remorse and guilt when he thinks of yesterday.


151.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... still with us.   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
The age of miracles is still with us.


152.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... still without paying too great a penalty, ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
During these years, I drank as much as my purse permitted, still without paying too great a penalty, although I was beginning to have morning "jitters" at times.


153.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   Still working on my prospect, I fumbled ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
Still working on my prospect, I fumbled and came up with a fifty-cent piece.


154.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... still worse relapse.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
In some instances there has been brief recovery, followed always by a still worse relapse.


155.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Still you may say: "But I will ...   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
Still you may say: "But I will not have the benefit of contact with you who wrote this book."


156.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... still young, lots of eager groups were ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
When A.A. was still young, lots of eager groups were forming.


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