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1.
View CONTENTS   ... remain a secret society.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Twelve), p.13  
Why A.A. could not remain a secret society.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... remain absolutely dry, if I wished to ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
I was, of course, soon on the carpet and the upshot was that I had to go back for two more quarters and remain absolutely dry, if I wished to graduate.


3.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... remain anonymous because we are too few, ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
It is important that we remain anonymous because we are too few, at present to handle the overwhelming number of personal appeals which may result from this publication.


4.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... remain anonymous because we are too few, ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Its foreword made this revealing statement: "It is important that we remain anonymous because we are too few, at present, to handle the overwhelming number of personal appeals which may result from this publication.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... remain apart.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
Sometimes it is to the best interests of all concerned that a couple remain apart.


6.
View INTRODUCTION   ... remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


7.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... remain democratic in thought and action.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


8.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... remain forever nonprofessional.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional.


9.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... remain forever nonprofessional.  12&12 Tradition Eight (Long), p.191  
Eight -- Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional.


10.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Eight -- Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.


11.
View CONTENTS   ... remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
Tradition Eight -- "Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers."


12.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
"Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers."


13.
View STEP NINE essay   ... 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.


14.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... remain our secret.  12&12 Step Five, p.56  
These will remain our secret.


15.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... remain responsive and responsible to those they ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
Written by co-founder Bill W. in 1962, the Twelve Concepts for World Service provide a group of related principles to help ensure that various elements of A.A.'s service structure remain responsive and responsible to those they serve.


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... remain sober, that motive became secondary.  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
Though they knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober, that motive became secondary.


17.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... remain to pray.  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.


18.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... remain undisturbed if the man proceeds to ...  BB To Employers, p.145  
In this connection, can you remain undisturbed if the man proceeds to tell you shocking things?


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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