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


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1.
  ... failed.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi
This physician had repeatedly tried spiritual means to resolve his alcoholic dilemma but had failed.


2.
  ... failed.  BB Bill's Story, p.11
His human will had failed.


3.
  ... failed.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33
Every attempt failed.


4.
  ... failed.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.40
I reasoned I was not so far advanced as most of you fellows, that I had been usually successful in licking my other personal problems, and that I would therefore be successful where you men failed.


5.
  ... failed.  BB Working With Others, p.101
These attempts to do the impossible have always failed.


6.
  ... failed.  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.


7.
  ... failed before?  BB We Agnostics, p.51
Had not all efforts at flight failed before?


8.
  ... failed completely.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv
I personally know scores of cases who were of the type with whom other methods had failed completely.


9.
  ... failed entirely with his first half dozen ...  BB Working With Others, p.96
One of our Fellowship failed entirely with his first half dozen prospects.


10.
  ... failed my law course.  BB Bill's Story, p.2
Potential alcoholic that I was, I nearly failed my law course.


11.
  ... failed their mission through self-seeking.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151
If a group of doctors possessed a cancer cure, they might be conscience-stricken if they failed their mission through self-seeking.


12.
  ... failed to do.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118
After the husband joins A.A., the wife may become discontented, even highly resentful that Alcoholics Anonymous has done the very thing that all her years of devotion had failed to do.


13.
  ... failed to enlarge his spiritual life.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35
All went well for a time, but he failed to enlarge his spiritual life.


14.
  ... failed to fulfill their demands.  12&12 Step Two, p.28
There will be those who have drifted into indifference, those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those who have become prejudiced against religion, and those who are downright defiant because God has failed to fulfill their demands.


15.
  ... failed to heed.  BB Bill's Story, p.1
Ominous warning -- which I failed to heed.


16.
  ... failed to help my banker friend understand.  BB To Employers, p.138
I wanted to throw up my hands in discouragement, for I saw that I had failed to help my banker friend understand.


17.
  ... failed to hold us in check.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37
Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check.


18.
  ... failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14
For if an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through work and self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the certain trials and low spots ahead.


19.
  ... failed to persuade my broker friends to ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2
I failed to persuade my broker friends to send me out looking over factories and managements, but my wife and I decided to go anyway.


20.
  ... failed to practice the very precepts he ...  BB Working With Others, p.93
Perhaps your story will help him see where he has failed to practice the very precepts he knows so well.


21.
  ... failed to recognize my truly exceptional abilities?  12&12 Step Four, p.51
Or by griping that others failed to recognize my truly exceptional abilities?


22.
  ... failed to see that though adult in ...  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.


23.
  ... failed us?  BB How It Works, p.68
Wasn't it because self-reliance failed us?


24.
  ... failed us, we could be understanding and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116
And even if they failed us, we could be understanding and not too seriously affected.


25.
  ... failed utterly.  BB We Agnostics, p.45
Our human resources, as marshalled by the will, were not sufficient; they failed utterly.


26.
  ... failed, we may chalk that up as ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93
Even when we have tried hard and failed, we may chalk that up as one of the greatest credits of all.


27.
  ... failed, work with another alcoholic would save ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15
This sometimes nearly drove me back to drink, but I soon found that when all other measures failed, work with another alcoholic would save the day.


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