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1.
  ... needed.  12&12 Step Three, p.35
We can further add that a beginning, even the smallest, is all that is needed.


2.
  ... needed.  12&12 Step Three, p.36
Power flows just where it is needed.


3.
  ... needed a great big alcoholic center, a ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147
They figured the town needed a great big alcoholic center, a kind of pilot plant A.A. groups could duplicate everywhere.


4.
  ... needed a lot of money; that A.A. ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153
Suppose my answer had to be that A.A. needed a lot of money; that A.A. went in for education, hospitals, and rehabilitation?


5.
  ... needed an overhauling there.  BB How It Works, p.68
Many of us needed an overhauling there.


6.
  ... needed and wanted God.  BB Bill's Story, p.12
For a brief moment, I had needed and wanted God.


7.
  ... needed care.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170
Now and then, A.A. members have bought farms or rest homes where badly beat-up topers could find needed care.


8.
  ... needed, if we kept close to Him ...  BB How It Works, p.63
Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well.


9.
  ... needed it.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171
No beer or liquor was sold in the neighborhood, except at the State liquor agency where perhaps one might procure a pint if he could convince the agent that he really needed it.


10.
  ... needed it, when our real motive was ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94
We "constructively criticized" someone who needed it, when our real motive was to win a useless argument.


11.
  ... needed money, we could become immensely rich.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164
Moreover, at the slightest intimation to the general public from our trustees that we needed money, we could become immensely rich.


12.
  ... needed or wanted.  BB Working With Others, pp.97-98
For the type of alcoholic who is able and willing to get well, little charity, in the ordinary sense of the word, is needed or wanted.


13.
  ... needed postage stamps.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177
A corporation director who had just voted a company expenditure of a hundred thousand dollars would appear at an A.A. business meeting and blow his top over an outlay of twenty-five dollars' worth of needed postage stamps.


14.
  ... needed power wasn't there.  BB We Agnostics, p.45
We could wish to be moral, we could wish to be philosophically comforted, in fact, we could will these things with all our might, but the needed power wasn't there.


15.
  ... needed support.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97
And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support.


16.
  ... needed that ten thousand dollars.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164
We needed that ten thousand dollars.


17.
  ... needed the money for groceries, but that ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162
Lois really needed the money for groceries, but that didn't stop me.


18.
  ... needed this help.  BB To Wives, p.116
At first, some of us did not believe we needed this help.


19.
  ... needed to ask ourselves but one short ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47
We needed to ask ourselves but one short question.


20.
  ... needed to be publicized.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186
Our work, as such, needed to be publicized.


21.
  ... needed to be told what alcoholism was, ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155
People needed to be told what alcoholism was, so we'd educate the public, even rewrite school and medical textbooks.


22.
  ... needed to change ourselves to meet conditions, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.47
It never occurred to us that we needed to change ourselves to meet conditions, whatever they were.


23.
  ... needed to commence spiritual growth, to effect ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47
At the start, this was all we needed to commence spiritual growth, to effect our first conscious relation with God as we understood Him.


24.
  ... needed to consider the others, and in ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.131
Each needed to consider the others, and in abiding faith they knew they must find their real strength.


25.
  ... needed to get on with the business ...  12&12 Step Seven, pp.71-72
True, most of us thought good character was desirable, but obviously good character was something one needed to get on with the business of being self-satisfied.


26.
  ... needed to produce the essential psychic change.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix
One feels that something more than human power is needed to produce the essential psychic change.


27.
  ... needed vast sums of money to the ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161
As A.A. emerged from its infancy into adolescence, we swung from the idea that we needed vast sums of money to the notion that A.A. shouldn't have any.


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