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1.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... yet.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Science may one day accomplish this, but it hasn't done so yet.


2.
View STEP SIX essay   ... 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."


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... yet.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Now comes the biggest question yet.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... yet a long way from making good ...   BB Into Action, p.82  
But he is yet a long way from making good to the wife or parents whom for years he has so shockingly treated.


5.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... yet acquired much actual humility.   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
But while this was a humiliating experience, it didn't necessarily mean that we had yet acquired much actual humility.


6.
View TRADITION NINE essay   Yet Alcoholics Anonymous is an exception.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Yet Alcoholics Anonymous is an exception.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Yet all reasons for not drinking were ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
Yet all reasons for not drinking were easily pushed aside in favor of the foolish idea that he could take whiskey if only he mixed it with milk!


8.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... yet be a potential alcoholic.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Though you may be able to stop for a considerable period, you may yet be a potential alcoholic.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... yet be unaffected.   BB Into Action, p.74  
Such parts of our story we tell to someone who will understand, yet be unaffected.


10.
View STEP SIX essay   ... yet...," but we should not say to ...   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!"


11.
View STEP SIX essay   Yet can we?   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Yet can we?


12.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... yet continuous, it disturbed my wife.   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
Though my drinking was not yet continuous, it disturbed my wife.


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... yet dazed from his hospital experience, has ...   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a man, yet dazed from his hospital experience, has stepped over the threshold of that home into freedom.


14.
View STEP SIX essay   ... yet definite satisfaction.   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
From this defect we must surely get a warped yet definite satisfaction.


15.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Yet early next morning he searches madly ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
Yet early next morning he searches madly for the bottle he misplaced the night before.


16.
View FOREWORD   ... yet erratic people could live and work ...   12&12 Foreword, p.18  
But it was by no means sure that such great numbers of yet erratic people could live and work together with harmony and good effect.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... yet find a way to do so.   BB To Wives, p.110  
He clings to the notion that he will yet find a way to do so.


18.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... yet found a happy solution.   BB To Wives, p.104  
Among us are wives, relatives and friends whose problem has been solved, as well as some who have not yet found a happy solution.


19.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... yet found no answer may begin to ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi  
Yet it is our great hope that all those who have as yet found no answer may begin to find one in the pages of this book and will presently join us on the high road to a new freedom.


20.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... yet given to those ever-urgent questions, "How ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
The "12 Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.'s believe, the best answers that our experience has yet given to those ever-urgent questions, "How can A.A. best function?" and, "How can A.A. best stay whole and so survive?"


21.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Yet he got drunk again.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
Yet he got drunk again.


22.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Yet he had no control whatever over ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
Yet he had no control whatever over alcohol.


23.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Yet, he is alcoholic.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
Yet, he is alcoholic.


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... yet he spends long hours helping other ...   BB To Wives, p.119  
You have been starving for his companionship, yet he spends long hours helping other men and their families.


25.
View STEP FIVE essay   Yet if A.A.'s experience means anything at ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Yet if A.A.'s experience means anything at all, this is not only unwise, but is actually a perilous resolve.


26.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Yet in ancient times material progress was ...   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
Yet in ancient times material progress was painfully slow.


27.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Yet, in other moments, we found ourselves ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Yet, in other moments, we found ourselves thinking, when enchanted by a starlit night, "Who, then, made all this?"


28.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Yet it is only a step.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
Yet it is only a step.


29.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   Yet it is our great hope that ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi  
Yet it is our great hope that all those who have as yet found no answer may begin to find one in the pages of this book and will presently join us on the high road to a new freedom.


30.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   Yet it is true that our first ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Yet it is true that our first printing gave many readers the impression that these personality changes, or religious experiences, must be in the nature of sudden and spectacular upheavals.


31.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Yet its elements are simple.   BB We Agnostics, p.57  
Yet its elements are simple.


32.
View STEP THREE essay   ... yet keep God out of our lives.   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
We can have faith, yet keep God out of our lives.


33.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Yet let him drink for a day, ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
Yet let him drink for a day, and he frequently becomes disgustingly, and even dangerously anti-social.


34.
View STEP FIVE essay   Yet many of us still hung back.   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Yet many of us still hung back.


35.
View STEP TWO essay   Yet no alcoholic, soberly analyzing his destructive ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Yet no alcoholic, soberly analyzing his destructive behavior, whether the destruction fell on the dining-room furniture or his own moral fiber, can claim "soundness of mind" for himself.


36.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   Yet not a single one of them ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
Yet not a single one of them had been hired to do A.A.'s Twelfth Step work.


37.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... yet obscure, have lost the power of ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink.


38.
View TO WIVES chapter   Yet often such men had spectacular and ...   BB To Wives, p.113  
Yet often such men had spectacular and powerful recoveries.


39.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... yet others "Catholic" or "Protestant."   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
There would be real danger should we commence to call some groups "wet," others "dry," still others "Republican" or "Communist," and yet others "Catholic" or "Protestant."


40.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... yet reached.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
A.A. can, of course, mean just as much to uncounted alcoholics not yet reached.


41.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... yet realistic, stocktaking is immensely reassuring.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
This calm, yet realistic, stocktaking is immensely reassuring.


42.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... yet received anything or not.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
And then he discovers that by the divine paradox of this kind of giving he has found his own reward, whether his brother has yet received anything or not.


43.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... yet relinquish, we ought nevertheless to quit ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
So we decided that while we still had some flaws of character that we could not yet relinquish, we ought nevertheless to quit our stubborn, rebellious hanging on to them.


44.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... yet sometimes more durable, satisfactions when the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we steadfastly content ourselves with the humbler, yet sometimes more durable, satisfactions when the brighter, more glittering achievements are denied us?


45.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   Yet such a failure wouldn't jeopardize their ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
Yet such a failure wouldn't jeopardize their personal survival.


46.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... yet, there it was.   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
We could not prove life in the sense that you can prove a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, yet, there it was.


47.
View STEP FOUR essay   Yet these instincts, so necessary for our ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Yet these instincts, so necessary for our existence, often far exceed their proper functions.


48.
View TO WIVES chapter   Yet they got well.   BB To Wives, p.110  
Yet they got well.


49.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... yet they recognize at once that A.A. ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
They see liberty verging on license, yet they recognize at once that A.A. has an irresistible strength of purpose and action.


50.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... yet time.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
But the difficulty is that few alcoholics have enough desire to stop while there is yet time.


51.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... yet time.   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
He may tell mother, who has been religious all her life, that she doesn't know what it's all about, and that she had better get his brand of spirituality while there is yet time.


52.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... yet unresolved problem left over from yesterday.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Possibly today will see a continuation of a serious and as yet unresolved problem left over from yesterday.


53.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... yet usually, at least in some small ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
What he has received is a free gift, and yet usually, at least in some small part, he has made himself ready to receive it.


54.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... yet was flat on his back nevertheless.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
The story he told is most instructive, for here was a chap absolutely convinced he had to stop drinking, who had no excuse for drinking, who exhibited splendid judgment and determination in all his other concerns, yet was flat on his back nevertheless.


55.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Yet, we believe we can make some ...   BB Into Action, p.86  
Yet, we believe we can make some definite and valuable suggestions.


56.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Yet we do go to great extremes ...   BB Working With Others, p.98  
Yet we do go to great extremes to provide each other with these very things, when such action is warranted.


57.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... yet we do take them.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
These initial steps along the road are taken grudgingly, yet we do take them.


58.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   Yet we find that's what we have ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
Yet we find that's what we have to be.


59.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Yet we found it impossible.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Yet we found it impossible.


60.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Yet we had been seeing another kind ...   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
Yet we had been seeing another kind of flight, a spiritual liberation from this world, people who rose above their problems.


61.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Yet we knew we had to make ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
Yet we knew we had to make a settlement with the fundamental principle of Step Six.


62.
View STEP NINE essay   ... yet, when in reality we have already ...   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.


63.
View TO WIVES chapter   Yet you must not expect too much.   BB To Wives, p.118  
Yet you must not expect too much.


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