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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
  ... contrary effect.  BB The Family Afterward, p.125
A man may criticize or laugh at himself and it will affect others favorably, but criticism or ridicule coming from another often produces the contrary effect.


2.
  ... contrary indications, I had little doubt that ...  BB Bill's Story, p.10
Despite contrary indications, I had little doubt that a mighty purpose and rhythm underlay all.


3.
  ... contrary that surrounds us in purely human ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105
The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs.


4.
  ... contrary to his own desires, was obliged ...  12&12 Tradition Two, pp.135-136
One of the first members of A.A., entirely contrary to his own desires, was obliged to conform to group opinion.


5.
  ... contrary to our natural desires . . . they all ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55
All of A.A.'s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our natural desires . . . they all deflate our egos.


6.
  ... contrary to the experience of society and ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141
Why did we dare to say, contrary to the experience of society and government everywhere, that we would neither punish nor deprive any A.A. of membership, that we must never compel anyone to pay anything, believe anything, or conform to anything?


7.
  ... contrary, we have recovered from a hopeless ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20
Doubtless you are curious to discover how and why, in the face of expert opinion to the contrary, we have recovered from a hopeless condition of mind and body.


8.
  ... contrary, you are sure he is doing ...  BB To Employers, p.147
If, on the contrary, you are sure he is doing his utmost, you may wish to give him another chance.


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