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1.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... probably alcoholic.  BB We Agnostics, p.44  
If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... probably arrived at the following conclusions: that ...  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.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... probably be insulted if he were called ...  BB To Wives, p.109  
He would probably be insulted if he were called an alcoholic.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... probably be off to a fast start.  BB To Employers, pp.144-145  
If he feels free to discuss his problems with you, if he knows you understand and will not be upset by anything he wishes to say, he will probably be off to a fast start.


5.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... probably been trying to conceal a number ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
Your man has probably been trying to conceal a number of scrapes, perhaps pretty messy ones.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... probably both, so that I did not ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I think I must have been thoroughly scared by what had happened, or by the doctor, or probably both, so that I did not touch a drink again until the country went dry.


7.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... probably contained more alcoholics per square mile ...  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
He had lived there but a few weeks when he found that the place probably contained more alcoholics per square mile than any city in the country.


8.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... probably did come before the egg.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Sure, we said to ourselves, the hen probably did come before the egg.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... probably has several alcoholics among his own ...  BB To Wives, p.112  
He probably has several alcoholics among his own acquaintances.


10.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... probably know about anyhow.  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
Then, for good measure, we add dramatic descriptions of that part of our drinking behavior which our friends probably know about anyhow.


11.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... probably knows more about it than you ...  BB Working With Others, p.93  
Admit that he probably knows more about it than you do, but call to his attention the fact that however deep his faith and knowledge, he could not have applied it or he would not drink.


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... probably need fresh interests and a great ...  BB To Wives, p.119  
Therefore, you probably need fresh interests and a great cause to live for as much as your husband.


13.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   Probably no A.A. Tradition had the labor ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
Probably no A.A. Tradition had the labor pains this one did.


14.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... probably no human power could have relieved ...  BB How It Works, p.60  
(b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism.


15.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... probably not have long to wait.  BB To Wives, p.113  
If he does not, you will probably not have long to wait.


16.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... probably not more numerous or worse than ...  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
They comfort the melancholy one by first showing him that his case is not strange or different, that his character defects are probably not more numerous or worse than those of anyone else in A.A.


17.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... probably placed himself beyond human aid, and ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
When this sort of thinking is fully established in an individual with alcoholic tendencies, he has probably placed himself beyond human aid, and unless locked up, may die or go permanently insane.


18.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... probably points out that the newcomer has ...  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
The sponsor probably points out that the newcomer has some assets which can be noted along with his liabilities.


19.
View STEP TWO essay   ... probably says, "Take it easy.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
His sponsor probably says, "Take it easy.


20.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... probably should not emphasize the spiritual feature ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
To some people we need not, and probably should not emphasize the spiritual feature on our first approach.


21.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Probably there are still some misgivings.  BB Into Action, p.76  
Probably there are still some misgivings.


22.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... probably true that you and your husband ...  BB To Wives, p.119  
It is probably true that you and your husband have been living too much alone, for drinking many times isolates the wife of an alcoholic.


23.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... probably worry over what other people are ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
If your husband is a drinker, you probably worry over what other people are thinking and you hate to meet your friends.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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