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1.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... perhaps.   BB How It Works, p.68  
Here we find human opinions running to extremes -- absurd extremes, perhaps.


2.
View STEP NINE essay   ... perhaps after we have finished reading the ...   12&12 Step Nine, pp.83-84  
After coming from our first meeting, or perhaps after we have finished reading the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," we usually want to sit down with some member of the family and readily admit the damage we have done by our drinking.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... perhaps arranging for the coffee and cake ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We can be the ones who take on the unspectacular but important tasks that make good Twelfth Step work possible, perhaps arranging for the coffee and cake after the meetings, where so many skeptical, suspicious newcomers have found confidence and comfort in the laughter and talk.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   Perhaps at this point we got a ...   BB To Wives, p.106  
Perhaps at this point we got a divorce and took the children home to father and mother.


5.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... perhaps be dead.   BB Into Action, p.82  
Had this not been so, many of us would have no homes today, would perhaps be dead.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... perhaps blessed) with a great deal of ...   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.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... perhaps, but I can stop crying out ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We said to ourselves, "This I cannot do today, perhaps, but I can stop crying out 'No, never!'"


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... perhaps desert us entirely.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
This often caused the people we had loved most to push us aside or perhaps desert us entirely.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... perhaps difficult -- especially discussing our defects with ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
This is perhaps difficult -- especially discussing our defects with another person.


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... perhaps engendered the selfishness which played such ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
Unfortunately for me I was the only child, which perhaps engendered the selfishness which played such an important part in bringing on my alcoholism.


11.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   'Perhaps far deeper faith than mine.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
'Perhaps far deeper faith than mine.


12.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... perhaps fatally ill, does he want to ...   BB To Employers, p.142  
Say that you believe he is a gravely ill person, with this qualification -- being perhaps fatally ill, does he want to get well?


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... perhaps few can.   BB To Wives, p.104  
As wives of Alcoholics Anonymous, we would like you to feel that we understand as perhaps few can.


14.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... perhaps forgotten, and some still painfully festering, ...   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.


15.
View STEP TEN essay   ... perhaps going out of our way to ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
With those we dislike we can begin to practice justice and courtesy, perhaps going out of our way to understand and help them.


16.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... perhaps he came to scoff, he may ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxii  
I earnestly advise every alcoholic to read this book through, and though perhaps he came to scoff, he may remain to pray.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   Perhaps he can still tend to business ...   BB To Wives, p.109  
Perhaps he can still tend to business fairly well.


18.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Perhaps he could handle, say, three drinks ...   BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Perhaps he could handle, say, three drinks -- no more!


19.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... perhaps he could not do so, in ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
It never occurred to him that perhaps he could not do so, in spite of his character and standing.


20.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... perhaps he doesn't think at all.   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
Or perhaps he doesn't think at all.


21.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Perhaps he goes to a doctor who ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Perhaps he goes to a doctor who gives him morphine or some sedative with which to taper off.


22.
View TO WIVES chapter   Perhaps he has had delirium tremens.   BB To Wives, p.110  
Perhaps he has had delirium tremens.


23.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Perhaps he is having a secret and ...   BB Into Action, p.81  
Perhaps he is having a secret and exciting affair with "the girl who understands."


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   Perhaps he spends too much money for ...   BB To Wives, p.109  
Perhaps he spends too much money for liquor.


25.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... perhaps he will be interested enough to ...   BB To Wives, p.113  
Then perhaps he will be interested enough to continue.


26.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Perhaps he will never have much money ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Perhaps he will never have much money again.


27.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   Perhaps I can best answer this by ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
Perhaps I can best answer this by relating one of my experiences.


28.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Perhaps I could help some of them.   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
Perhaps I could help some of them.


29.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Perhaps it is going to be that ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
Perhaps it is going to be that way with you.


30.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... "Perhaps it would be a good idea ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
They say to one another, "Perhaps it would be a good idea if we continue to keep a firm hand on A.A. in this town.


31.
View STEP TEN essay   ... perhaps just before going to sleep, many ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
When evening comes, perhaps just before going to sleep, many of us draw up a balance sheet for the day.


32.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... perhaps life, as it has a way ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Then perhaps life, as it has a way of doing, suddenly hands us a great big lump that we can't begin to swallow, let alone digest.


33.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... perhaps, like our own.   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
Difficulties, perhaps, like our own.


34.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... perhaps made a friend.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
If your talk has been sane, quiet and full of human understanding, you have perhaps made a friend.


35.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... perhaps needlessly.   BB To Wives, p.112  
Tell him you have been worried, though perhaps needlessly.


36.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... perhaps never get up, but if our ...   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
Some of them may sink and perhaps never get up, but if our experience is a criterion, more than half of those approached will become fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous.


37.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... perhaps not well equipped to apply the ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
What with our ultra-modern standards, our scientific approach to everything, we are perhaps not well equipped to apply the powers of good that lie outside our synthetic knowledge.


38.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... perhaps one might procure a pint if ...   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.


39.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us.


40.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Perhaps our doctor or psychologist will be ...   BB Into Action, p.74  
Perhaps our doctor or psychologist will be the person.


41.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Perhaps our trouble was not that we ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Perhaps our trouble was not that we used our imagination.


42.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... perhaps our very first attempt at a ...   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.


43.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... perhaps prejudices.   BB To Employers, p.139  
Whether you are a hard drinker, a moderate drinker or a teetotaler, you may have some pretty strong opinions, perhaps prejudices.


44.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... perhaps pretty messy ones.   BB To Employers, p.140  
Your man has probably been trying to conceal a number of scrapes, perhaps pretty messy ones.


45.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... perhaps spiritually sick.   BB How It Works, p.66  
This was our course: We realized that the people who wronged us were perhaps spiritually sick.


46.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... perhaps that boy we thought God was ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Maybe there are serious domestic or romantic difficulties, or perhaps that boy we thought God was looking after becomes a military casualty.


47.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Perhaps the best way of treating you ...   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Perhaps the best way of treating you to a glimpse of your future will be to describe the growth of the fellowship among us.


48.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   Perhaps the fear will always lurk in ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
Perhaps the fear will always lurk in every A.A. heart that one day our name will be exploited by somebody for real cash.


49.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... perhaps, the least understood by his friends, ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
There is the manic-depressive type, who is, perhaps, the least understood by his friends, and about whom a whole chapter could be written.


50.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Perhaps the real trouble was our almost ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Perhaps the real trouble was our almost total inability to point imagination toward the right objectives.


51.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Perhaps there are some cases where the ...   BB Into Action, p.82  
Perhaps there are some cases where the utmost frankness is demanded.


52.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Perhaps there is a better way -- we ...   BB How It Works, p.68  
Perhaps there is a better way -- we think so.


53.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Perhaps there never will be a full ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Perhaps there never will be a full answer to these questions.


54.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Perhaps they created the impression that he ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Perhaps they created the impression that he is to be wrapped in cotton wool and placed on a pedestal.


55.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Perhaps they were right.   BB Bill's Story, p.3  
Perhaps they were right.


56.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Perhaps this is a typical attitude.   BB To Employers, p.149  
Perhaps this is a typical attitude.


57.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Perhaps this will happen in a succession ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Perhaps this will happen in a succession of cases, and we may be deeply discouraged as to our ability to carry A.A.'s message.


58.
View STEP FIVE essay   Perhaps, though, your relation to him is ...   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
Perhaps, though, your relation to him is such that you would care to reveal only a part of your story.


59.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... perhaps to the medical fraternity.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
The experiment of quitting for a period of time will be helpful, but we think we can render an even greater service to alcoholic sufferers and perhaps to the medical fraternity.


60.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... perhaps tragic, blunders in this fashion.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Surely, then, a novice ought not lay himself open to the chance of making foolish, perhaps tragic, blunders in this fashion.


61.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... perhaps want to go along.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
After they have seen tangible results, the family will perhaps want to go along.


62.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Perhaps we are mixed up with women ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
Perhaps we are mixed up with women in a fashion we wouldn't care to have advertised.


63.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... perhaps we don't believe in these things ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
Or perhaps we don't believe in these things at all.


64.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Perhaps we had been leaning too heavily ...   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.


65.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Perhaps we have committed a criminal offense ...   BB Into Action, p.78  
Perhaps we have committed a criminal offense which might land us in jail if it were known to the authorities.


66.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Perhaps we rejected this particular conception because ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Perhaps we rejected this particular conception because it seemed inadequate.


67.
View STEP SIX essay   Perhaps we shall be obliged in some ...   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!"


68.
View STEP FIVE essay   Perhaps we shall need to share with ...   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
Perhaps we shall need to share with this person facts about ourselves which no others ought to know.


69.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Perhaps we think of our day's work ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Perhaps we think of our day's work and the chances it may afford us to be useful and helpful, or of some special problem that it may bring.


70.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Perhaps we try to give them advice ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Perhaps we try to give them advice about their affairs which we aren't really competent to give or ought not give at all.


71.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... perhaps within a year.   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My weary and despairing wife was informed that it would all end with heart failure during delirium tremens, or I would develop a wet brain, perhaps within a year.


72.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Perhaps you are not acquainted with any ...   BB Working With Others, p.89  
Perhaps you are not acquainted with any drinkers who want to recover.


73.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Perhaps you are not quite in sympathy ...   BB To Employers, p.144  
Perhaps you are not quite in sympathy with the approach we suggest.


74.
View TO WIVES chapter   Perhaps you both like parties which would ...   BB To Wives, p.110  
Perhaps you both like parties which would be dull without liquor.


75.
View TO WIVES chapter   Perhaps you enjoy drinking with him yourself ...   BB To Wives, p.110  
Perhaps you enjoy drinking with him yourself when he doesn't go too far.


76.
View TO WIVES chapter   Perhaps you have a husband who is ...   BB To Wives, p.114  
Perhaps you have a husband who is at large, but who should be committed.


77.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Perhaps you have such a man in ...   BB To Employers, p.141  
Perhaps you have such a man in mind.


78.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Perhaps you will want to take the ...   BB Working With Others, p.96  
Perhaps you will want to take the man into your home for a few days.


79.
View TO WIVES chapter   Perhaps your husband has been living in ...   BB To Wives, p.108  
Perhaps your husband has been living in that strange world of alcoholism where everything is distorted and exaggerated.


80.
View TO WIVES chapter   Perhaps your husband will make a fair ...   BB To Wives, p.120  
Perhaps your husband will make a fair start on the new basis, but just as things are going beautifully he dismays you by coming home drunk.


81.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Perhaps your story will help him see ...   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.


82.
View STEP ONE essay   ... "Perhaps you're not an alcoholic after all.   12&12 Step One, p.23  
To the doubters we could say, "Perhaps you're not an alcoholic after all.


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