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1.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... up.  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
I woke up.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... up.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Society was about to lock him up.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... up.  BB How It Works, pp.61-62  
He is like the retired business man who lolls in the Florida sunshine in the winter complaining of the sad state of the nation; the minister who sighs over the sins of the twentieth century; politicians and reformers who are sure all would be Utopia if the rest of the world would only behave; the outlaw safe cracker who thinks society has wronged him; and the alcoholic who has lost all and is locked up.


4.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... up."  BB How It Works, p.65  
We were "burned up."


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up.  BB To Wives, p.105  
In the morning we have kissed and made up.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up.  BB To Wives, p.113  
Everybody had given them up.


7.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... up.  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
After several failures to find others, a fourth turned up.


8.
View STEP TWO essay   ... up.  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
"Then I woke up.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... up.  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
This weak one, failing to meet life's responsibilities with his own resources, never grows up.


10.
View STEP SIX essay   ... up!"  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
And we shall often tread on even more dangerous ground when we cry, "This I will never give up!"


11.
View STEP SIX essay   ... up!"  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!"


12.
View STEP TEN essay   ... up.  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
There's the spot-check inventory, taken at any time of the day, whenever we find ourselves getting tangled up.


13.
View STEP TEN essay   ... up.  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
It will become more and more evident as we go forward that it is pointless to become angry, or to get hurt by people who, like us, are suffering from the pains of growing up.


14.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... up.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
'Bill,' he said, 'I think it's a shame that you are financially so hard up.


15.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... up.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
"Although I asked Charlie for a little time to consider it, my own mind was about made up.


16.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... up.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
In a town we'll call Middleton, a real crackerjack had started up.


17.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... up?  12&12 Tradition Five, p.154  
Where would we have wound up?


18.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... up.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
But finally he said it -- the landlord would put us out if we didn't pay up.


19.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... up.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
"Then I woke up.


20.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... up.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
They just didn't show up.


21.
View STEP TEN essay   ... up a balance sheet, crediting ourselves with ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Here we cast up a balance sheet, crediting ourselves with things well done, and chalking up debits where due.


22.
View STEP TEN essay   ... up a balance sheet for the day.  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.


23.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... up a bright outlook for his family ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He uses his gifts to build up a bright outlook for his family and himself, and then pulls the structure down on his head by a senseless series of sprees.


24.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... up a couple of nurses.  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
He's just beaten up a couple of nurses.


25.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... up a disastrous chain reaction.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Compared to this prospect, the ten thousand dollars under consideration wasn't much, but like the alcoholic's first drink it would, if taken, inevitably set up a disastrous chain reaction.


26.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... up a fragment of A.A. history, and ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
Then they commence to watch us with speculative eyes, pick up a fragment of A.A. history, and soon have the solid facts.


27.
View STEP NINE essay   ... up a good chunk of our firm's ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Suppose, for instance, that we have drunk up a good chunk of our firm's money, whether by "borrowing" or on a heavily padded expense account.


28.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... up a hurricane, and we have discovered ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
Even the suggestion of such a thing never fails to whip up a hurricane, and we have discovered that hurricanes have a way of mauling with equal severity both the just and the unjust.


29.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... up a particular idea of Him with ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
To others, the word "God" brought up a particular idea of Him with which someone had tried to impress them during childhood.


30.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up a path which led to the ...  BB To Wives, p.116  
Time after time, this apparent calamity has been a boon to us, for it opened up a path which led to the discovery of God.


31.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... up a sheaf of papers.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
He reached over to a bookshelf and took up a sheaf of papers.


32.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... up A.A.'s Tradition of nonprofessionalism.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
This is the exciting welter of events which has finally cast up A.A.'s Tradition of nonprofessionalism.


33.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... up about sex: We earnestly pray for ...  BB How It Works, p.70  
To sum up about sex: We earnestly pray for the right ideal, for guidance in each questionable situation, for sanity, and for the strength to do the right thing.


34.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up about their troubles, but not at ...  BB To Wives, p.119  
He gets stirred up about their troubles, but not at all about yours.


35.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... up about you, to have a host ...  BB Working With Others, p.89  
To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends -- this is an experience you must not miss.


36.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... up after some relapses, and among the ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Of alcoholics who came to A.A. and really tried, 50% got sober at once and remained that way; 25% sobered up after some relapses, and among the remainder, those who stayed on with A.A. showed improvement.


37.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... up again."  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
"The doctor told him that if he ever drank again it would kill him, but there he is all lit up again."


38.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... up all night.  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He entered a political campaign, making speeches, frequenting men's gathering places of all sorts, often staying up all night.


39.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... up among them.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
We feel, after many years of experience, that we have found nothing which has contributed more to the rehabilitation of these men than the altruistic movement now growing up among them.


40.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... up among us of which it is ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part.


41.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... up an alcoholic employee.  BB To Employers, p.148  
He will have no further reason for covering up an alcoholic employee.


42.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up, and after doing all we can ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
For example, we may set our hearts on getting a particular person sobered up, and after doing all we can for months, we see him relapse.


43.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up and ask him how you can ...  BB To Wives, p.120  
Cheer him up and ask him how you can be still more helpful.


44.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... up and conform to social usage!"  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
They won't grow up and conform to social usage!"


45.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... up and down ranting how irresponsible and ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
Looking at this avalanche of mail one morning at the office, I paced up and down ranting how irresponsible and tightwad my fellow members were.


46.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... up and it was found, to the ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
New groups started up and it was found, to the astonishment of everyone, that A.A.'s message could be transmitted in the mail as well as by word of mouth.


47.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... up and made an explanation.  BB Into Action, p.80  
After the sermon, he quietly got up and made an explanation.


48.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up, and nothing but good can come ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
But in the longer run we clearly realize that these are only the pains of growing up, and nothing but good can come from them if we turn more and more to the entire Twelve Steps for the answers.


49.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up and out, and who wish to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
We have been talking about problems because we are problem people who have found a way up and out, and who wish to share our knowledge of that way with all who can use it.


50.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... up and set on my feet.  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
On talking to a man there, I would be amazingly lifted up and set on my feet.


51.
View STEP SIX essay   ... up as dreams of romance.  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
And even while staying within conventional bounds, many people have to admit that their imaginary sex excursions are apt to be all dressed up as dreams of romance.


52.
View STEP TEN essay   ... up as one of the greatest credits ...  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.


53.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... up, as though the great clean wind ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
I felt lifted up, as though the great clean wind of a mountain top blew through and through.


54.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up at a friend's house, in a ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I remember nothing from then on until I woke up at a friend's house, in a town near home.


55.
View STEP SIX essay   ... up, at least until they cause us ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Nearly anyone could submit a good list of such defects as these, and few of us would seriously think of giving them up, at least until they cause us excessive misery.


56.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up attitudes, very happy results do follow.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
With clear understanding and right, grown-up attitudes, very happy results do follow.


57.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... up behind Walter.  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
Liquor caught up with me much faster than I came up behind Walter.


58.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up between you and your friends will ...  BB To Wives, p.115  
Barriers which have sprung up between you and your friends will disappear with the growth of sympathetic understanding.


59.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... up, but if our experience is a ...  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.


60.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up, but of course a good doctor ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
When they become too dangerous, we think the kind thing is to lock them up, but of course a good doctor should always be consulted.


61.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... up by the sheer spiritual power, beauty, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Let us become willing to partake and be strengthened and lifted up by the sheer spiritual power, beauty, and love of which these magnificent words are the carriers.


62.
View STEP TEN essay   ... up debits where due.  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Here we cast up a balance sheet, crediting ourselves with things well done, and chalking up debits where due.


63.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... up derelicts from skid rows, sort out ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
We'd gather up derelicts from skid rows, sort out those who could get well, and make it possible for the rest to earn their livelihood in a kind of quarantined confinement.


64.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... up drunks and hand them currency for ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
Beginning on the ground floor there would be a club; in the second story they would sober up drunks and hand them currency for their back debts; the third deck would house an educational project -- quite noncontroversial, of course.


65.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... up during business hours.  BB To Employers, p.146  
He may wish to do a lot for other alcoholics and something of the sort may come up during business hours.


66.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... up emotions of years break out of ...  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
The dammed-up emotions of years break out of their confinement, and miraculously vanish as soon as they are exposed.


67.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... up energy foolishly as we did when ...  BB Into Action, p.88  
We do not tire so easily, for we are not burning up energy foolishly as we did when we were trying to arrange life to suit ourselves.


68.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... up for lost time.  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
He is straining every nerve to make up for lost time.


69.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... up from the dry camp.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The ink wouldn't be dry on the first ad before an awful shriek would go up from the dry camp.


70.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... up from the past.  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I could almost hear the sound of the preacher's voice as I sat, on still Sundays, way over there on the hillside; there was that proffered temperance pledge I never signed; my grandfather's good natured contempt of some church folk and their doings; his insistence that the spheres really had their music; but his denial of the preacher's right to tell him how he must listen; his fearlessness as he spoke of these things just before he died; these recollections welled up from the past.


71.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up his marriage responsibilities with a willingness ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
The alcoholic, realizing what his wife has endured, and now fully understanding how much he himself did to damage her and his children, nearly always takes up his marriage responsibilities with a willingness to repair what he can and to accept what he can't.


72.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... up his mind that until he had ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
He made up his mind that until he had been successful in business and had retired, he would not touch another drop.


73.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... up his mind to quit drinking altogether.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
He made up his mind to quit drinking altogether.


74.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... up his spirits.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
We know our friend is like a boy whistling in the dark to keep up his spirits.


75.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up, I opened an office downtown.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
When those two years were up, I opened an office downtown.


76.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... up in a cheap hotel.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
In a neighboring state, Ed had holed up in a cheap hotel.


77.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... up in a law suit and bogged ...  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
But his venture wound up in a law suit and bogged down completely.


78.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up in A.A. and his new friends ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Her husband may become so wrapped up in A.A. and his new friends that he is inconsiderately away from home more than when he drank.


79.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... up in an asylum, hoping to mend ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
He shuts himself up in an asylum, hoping to mend his ways.


80.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... up in each city and hamlet, havens ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
They will approach still other sick ones and fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous may spring up in each city and hamlet, havens for those who must find a way out.


81.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up in four ounce bottles and stick ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
I used also to put it up in four ounce bottles and stick several in my stocking tops.


82.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... up in him.  BB We Agnostics, p.57  
Save for a few brief moments of temptation the thought of drink has never returned; and at such times a great revulsion has risen up in him.


83.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up in his reading.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
He knew all the answers, and certainly not because he had picked them up in his reading.


84.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... up in it?"  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
"Does this mean," some will anxiously ask, "that in A.A. the individual doesn't count for much? Is he to be dominated by his group and swallowed up in it?"


85.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... up in other communities."  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Already," continues the early text "twos and threes and fives of us have sprung up in other communities."


86.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... up in other communities, through contact with ...  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Little clusters of twos and threes and fives of us have sprung up in other communities, through contact with our two larger centers.


87.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up in Step Nine by making direct ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We followed this up in Step Nine by making direct amends to those concerned, except when it would injure them or other people.


88.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up in the local hospital where they ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
After three years of this, I wound up in the local hospital where they attempted to help me, but I would get my friends to smuggle me a quart, or I would steal the alcohol about the building, so that I got rapidly worse.


89.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... up in the morning, shake your head ...  BB To Employers, p.139  
Of an evening, you can go on a mild bender, get up in the morning, shake your head and go to business.


90.
View STEP TWO essay   ... up into prideful balloons, though we were ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
We used our education to blow ourselves up into prideful balloons, though we were careful to hide this from others.


91.
View STEP THREE essay   ... up into warring fragments.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Everywhere he sees people filled with anger and fear, society breaking up into warring fragments.


92.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... up into weeks, the weeks into months ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
The days add up into weeks, the weeks into months and years."


93.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... up, just as much as the feeling ...  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend.


94.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... up just then; the groups weren't sending ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
The Foundation was really hard up just then; the groups weren't sending in enough for the support of the office; we had been tossing in all the book income and even that hadn't been enough.


95.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... up liquor entirely if they have good ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Moderate drinkers have little trouble in giving up liquor entirely if they have good reason for it.


96.
View STEP NINE essay   ... up many a fine chance to right ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
Or we may just procrastinate, telling ourselves the time is not yet, when in reality we have already passed up many a fine chance to right a serious wrong.


97.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... up, may die or go permanently insane.  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.


98.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up mentally and physically, but he does ...  BB To Wives, p.109  
It may be slowing him up mentally and physically, but he does not see it.


99.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... up more than one-fourth of the membership; ...  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Women now make up more than one-fourth of the membership; among newer members, the proportion is nearly one-third.


100.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... up my hands in discouragement, for I ...  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.


101.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up my mind that I could not ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
This went from bad to worse until sophomore spring when, after a prolonged period of drinking, I made up my mind that I could not complete my course, so I packed my grip and went South to spend a month on a large farm owned by a friend of mine.


102.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... up my mind to go through with ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
But the moment I made up my mind to go through with the process, I had the curious feeling that my alcoholic condition was relieved, as in fact it proved to be.


103.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up my wife one Saturday afternoon saying ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
About this time a lady called up my wife one Saturday afternoon saying she wanted me to come over that evening to meet a friend of hers who might help me.


104.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... up old scrapes, helping to settle family ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Cleaning up old scrapes, helping to settle family differences, explaining the disinherited son to his irate parents, lending money and securing jobs for each other, when justified -- these are everyday occurrences.


105.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up on large doses of sedatives to ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
Most of the time, therefore, I did not take the morning drink which I craved so badly, but instead would fill up on large doses of sedatives to quiet the jitters, which distressed me terribly.


106.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... up on the spiritual program of action ...  BB Into Action, p.85  
It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels.


107.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... up on them and become astonishingly difficult ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
These allergic types can never safely use alcohol in any form at all; and once having formed the habit and found they cannot break it, once having lost their self-confidence, their reliance upon things human, their problems pile up on them and become astonishingly difficult to solve.


108.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... up others' minds for them.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
As non-denominational people, we cannot make up others' minds for them.


109.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up our deep-lying inferiorities.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
We simply had to be number one people to cover up our deep-lying inferiorities.


110.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... up our hands in doubt and said, ...  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Hence we are at pains to tell why we think our present faith is reasonable, why we think it more sane and logical to believe than not to believe, why we say our former thinking was soft and mushy when we threw up our hands in doubt and said, "We don't know."


111.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... up our natural desires for personal distinction ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Moved by the spirit of anonymity, we try to give up our natural desires for personal distinction as A.A. members both among fellow alcoholics and before the general public.


112.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... up our positions and off we roared ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
We gave up our positions and off we roared on a motorcycle, the sidecar stuffed with tent, blankets, a change of clothes, and three huge volumes of a financial reference service.


113.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... up out of his cyclone cellar to ...  BB Into Action, p.82  
He is like the farmer who came up out of his cyclone cellar to find his home ruined.


114.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... up out of my friends.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.138  
Here was the true voice, welling up out of my friends.


115.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... up past misdeeds so they become a ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
It is possible to dig up past misdeeds so they become a blight, a veritable plague.


116.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up people, we would have to put ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
It became clear that if we ever were to feel emotionally secure among grown-up people, we would have to put our lives on a give-and-take basis; we would have to develop the sense of being in partnership or brotherhood with all those around us.


117.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... up personal desires for the common good, ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Because A.A.'s Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask us to give up personal desires for the common good, we realize that the sacrificial spirit -- well symbolized by anonymity -- is the foundation of them all.


118.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... up politics.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Our uncompromising honesty might soon clean up politics.


119.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... up process is now going on.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Alcohol being no respecter of persons, we are an accurate cross section of America, and in distant lands, the same democratic evening-up process is now going on.


120.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... up several stories more, but three would ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
In imagination the gleaming center was to go up several stories more, but three would do for a start.


121.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... up sharply.  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
Right here we need to fetch ourselves up sharply.


122.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up so disastrously before.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I drank with moderation at first, but it took me only a relatively short time to drift back into the old habits which had wound up so disastrously before.


123.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... up, something like half of us thought ...  BB We Agnostics, p.44  
But cheer up, something like half of us thought we were atheists or agnostics.


124.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... up somewhere, or would stumble along to ...  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
Everyone became resigned to the certainty that I would have to be shut up somewhere, or would stumble along to a miserable end.


125.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... up, telephones installed, and a few full-time ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
To save whole areas from turmoil, small offices had to be set up, telephones installed, and a few full-time secretaries hired.


126.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... up the alimony to number one.  BB Into Action, p.79  
Maybe we are divorced, and have remarried but haven't kept up the alimony to number one.


127.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... up the basic ideas in Akron or ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Besides these, there were scattered alcoholics who had picked up the basic ideas in Akron or New York who were trying to form groups in other cities.


128.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up the business of drinking with much ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
There I took up the business of drinking with much greater earnestness than I had previously shown.


129.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... up the deficiency.  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Instead of developing new channels of activity for themselves, mother and children demand that he stay home and make up the deficiency.


130.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... up the head nurse of a local ...  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
One day they called up the head nurse of a local hospital.


131.
View STEP THREE essay   ... up the key of willingness.  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Though self-will may slam it shut again, as it frequently does, it will always respond the moment we again pick up the key of willingness.


132.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... up the merits of this or that ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
A.A. groups had their fling at education, and when they began to publicly whoop up the merits of this or that brand, people became confused.


133.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... up the past.  BB Into Action, p.84  
We vigorously commenced this way of living as we cleaned up the past.


134.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... up the root causes.  12&12 Step Four, pp.52-53  
Questions like these, more of which will come to mind easily in each individual case, will help turn up the root causes.


135.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up the self-centered person; and we were ...  BB To Wives, p.116  
We wives found that, like everybody else, we were afflicted with pride, self-pity, vanity and all the things which go to make up the self-centered person; and we were not above selfishness or dishonesty.


136.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... up the simple kit of spiritual tools ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.


137.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up the study of medicine, entering one ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
My next move was to take up the study of medicine, entering one of the largest universities in the country.


138.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up the subject himself.  BB To Wives, p.111  
Try to have him bring up the subject himself.


139.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... up their beds and walk again.  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
After such an approach many take up their beds and walk again.


140.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up their heads and be like other ...  BB To Wives, p.105  
Our loyalty and the desire that our husbands hold up their heads and be like other men have begotten all sorts of predicaments.


141.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... up this sometimes serious leak.  BB To Employers, p.148  
We hope our suggestions will help you plug up this sometimes serious leak.


142.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... up those feelings of inadequacy by bluffing, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Did I try to cover up those feelings of inadequacy by bluffing, cheating, lying, or evading responsibility?


143.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up to.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
These were problems of life which we could never face up to.


144.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... up to 2,000.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
By March 1941 the membership had shot up to 2,000.


145.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... up to another person.  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Somehow, being alone with God doesn't seem as embarrassing as facing up to another person.


146.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up to final exams I went on ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
Coming up to final exams I went on a particularly strenuous spree.


147.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up to four o'clock.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
My phobia for sleeplessness demanded that I get drunk every night, but in order to get more liquor for the next night, I had to stay sober during the day, at least up to four o'clock.


148.
View STEP TWO essay   ... up to me the basic principle of ...  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Time after time, my instructors held up to me the basic principle of all scientific progress: search and research, again and again, always with the open mind.


149.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... up to ridicule.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
Finally, he can no longer work, his wife gets a divorce and he is held up to ridicule.


150.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... up to that cherished vision.  BB To Wives, p.118  
It is the most natural thing in the world, once his liquor problem is solved, to feel that he will now measure up to that cherished vision.


151.
View STEP THREE essay   ... up to the fact.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
They should have been weaned long before, and if they have not been, they should wake up to the fact.


152.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... up to the Judge and said, "Here ...  BB Into Action, p.79  
It would have been impressive heroics if he had walked up to the Judge and said, "Here I am."


153.
View STEP SIX essay   ... up to the less violent aspects of ...  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
But when we face up to the less violent aspects of these very same defects, then where do we stand?


154.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... up to the light.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
In that time nothing could be seen but two struggling, nameless groups of alcoholics trying to hold their faces up to the light.


155.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... up to the moment of his death ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
He sobered, never to drink again up to the moment of his death in 1950.


156.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... up to the time you quit.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
If he is not communicative, give him a sketch of your drinking career up to the time you quit.


157.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... up to them.  BB How It Works, p.69  
We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them.


158.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... up to them even though we would ...  BB How It Works, p.62  
Many of us had moral and philosophical convictions galore, but we could not live up to them even though we would have liked to.


159.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up to this point:  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
So let's consider briefly what we have been trying to do up to this point:


160.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Up to this point you would label ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
Up to this point you would label him as a foolish chap having queer ideas of fun.


161.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... up topers could find 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.


162.
View STEP THREE essay   ... up under fire, and endure the monotony ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Would they be able to take discipline, stand up under fire, and endure the monotony and misery of war?


163.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up under later pressures to cripple them.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
They need to be as sure as possible that no deep-lying emotional handicap in either will be likely to rise up under later pressures to cripple them.


164.
View FOREWORD   ... up view of the principles and forces ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
It is hoped that this volume will afford all who read it a close-up view of the principles and forces which have made Alcoholics Anonymous what it is.


165.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... up, we ask God at once to ...  BB Into Action, p.84  
When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them.


166.
View STEP SIX essay   ... up, we ought to erase the hard-and-fast ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Looking again at those defects we are still unwilling to give up, we ought to erase the hard-and-fast lines that we have drawn.


167.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... up which caused our failure.  BB How It Works, p.64  
First, we searched out the flaws in our make-up which caused our failure.


168.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... up with a bigger explosion then ever.  BB Working With Others, p.101  
If the alcoholic tries to shield himself he may succeed for a time, but he usually winds up with a bigger explosion then ever.


169.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... up with a bottle of scotch and ...  BB Working With Others, p.101  
His only chance for sobriety would be some place like the Greenland Ice Cap, and even there an Eskimo might turn up with a bottle of scotch and ruin everything!


170.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... up with a conclusion that shocked the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
They finally came up with a conclusion that shocked the A.A. members of that time.


171.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... up with a fifty-cent piece.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
Still working on my prospect, I fumbled and came up with a fifty-cent piece.


172.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... up with a laugh and gone on ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
It had picked itself up with a laugh and gone on to better things.


173.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... up with an old financial statement.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
Charlie fished in his desk and came up with an old financial statement.


174.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... up with anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Just saying it over and over will often enable us to clear a channel choked up with anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit us to return to the surest help of all -- our search for God's will, not our own, in the moment of stress.


175.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... up with beer nobody could tell what ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
It then occurred to me that after one was all smelled up with beer nobody could tell what had been drunk, so I began to fortify my beer with straight alcohol.


176.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... up with his hospital or any other?  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
As generous as Charlie has been to us, don't you see that we can't tie this thing up with his hospital or any other?


177.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... up with me again and my generous ...  BB Bill's Story, p.4  
But drinking caught up with me again and my generous friend had to let me go.


178.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... up with me much faster than I ...  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
Liquor caught up with me much faster than I came up behind Walter.


179.
View STEP TWO essay   ... up with some major calamity, and to ...  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
More often, though, we had met up with some major calamity, and to our way of thinking lost out because God deserted us.


180.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... up with the drys, the other half ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
Half the people in this country would think we'd signed up with the drys, the other half would think we'd joined the wets.


181.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... up with the right answer for that ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
"Thank heaven I came up with the right answer for that one.


182.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... up with women in a fashion we ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
Perhaps we are mixed up with women in a fashion we wouldn't care to have advertised.


183.
View STEP SIX essay   ... up yet."  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Even then the best of us will discover to our dismay that there is always a sticking point, a point at which we say, "No, I can't give this up yet."


184.
View STEP SIX essay   ... up yet...," but we should not say ...  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!"


185.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... up you are, Bill.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
'We know how hard up you are, Bill.


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