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


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1.
  ... hold a mortgage on dad, so big ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131
The family may feel they hold a mortgage on dad, so big that no equity should be left for outsiders.


2.
  ... hold a pencil.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174
When I went in to write the examinations, my hand trembled so I could not hold a pencil.


3.
  ... hold a position.  BB To Wives, p.110
His friends have slipped away, his home is a near-wreck and he cannot hold a position.


4.
  ... hold back nothing, your sense of relief ...  12&12 Step Five, p.62
Provided you hold back nothing, your sense of relief will mount from minute to minute.


5.
  ... hold good for individuals with many different ...  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii
The basic principles of the A.A. program, it appears, hold good for individuals with many different lifestyles, just as the program has brought recovery to those of many different nationalities.


6.
  ... hold his nervousness in check.  BB To Wives, p.109
He sometimes drinks in the morning and through the day also, to hold his nervousness in check.


7.
  ... hold meetings which were open to interested ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186
Consequently, many groups began to hold meetings which were open to interested friends and the public, so that the average citizen could see for himself just what A.A. was all about.


8.
  ... hold my position, I could not possibly ...  BB To Employers, p.141
I know, in my own particular case, that nothing my company could have done would have stopped me for, so long as I was able to hold my position, I could not possibly realize how serious my situation was.


9.
  ... hold of a source of strength which, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107
In a very real sense he has been transformed, because he has laid hold of a source of strength which, in one way or another, he had hitherto denied himself.


10.
  ... hold of A.A. principles with all the ...  12&12 Step One, p.22
But a few did, and when these laid hold of A.A. principles with all the fervor with which the drowning seize life preservers, they almost invariably got well.


11.
  ... hold on father.  BB The Family Afterward, p.129
If the family persists in criticism, this fallacy may take a still greater hold on father.


12.
  ... hold on to our old ideas and ...  BB How It Works, p.58
Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.


13.
  ... hold ourselves in complete readiness to go ...  BB Into Action, p.74
If that is so, this step may be postponed, only, however, if we hold ourselves in complete readiness to go through with it at the first opportunity.


14.
  ... hold ourselves to the course of admitting ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81
We shall want to hold ourselves to the course of admitting the things we have done, meanwhile forgiving the wrongs done us, real or fancied.


15.
  ... hold the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16
How can a set of traditional principles, having no legal force at all, hold the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in unity and effectiveness?


16.
  ... hold the love of our children for ...  BB To Wives, p.106
We have tried to hold the love of our children for their father.


17.
  ... hold their faces 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.


18.
  ... hold these alcoholic people must have depth ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii
The message which can interest and hold these alcoholic people must have depth and weight.


19.
  ... hold, they are a baffled lot.  BB There Is A Solution, p.23
Once this malady has a real hold, they are a baffled lot.


20.
  ... hold true throughout the material world.  BB We Agnostics, p.49
These tiny bodies are governed by precise laws, and these laws hold true throughout the material world.


21.
  ... hold up their heads and be like ...  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.


22.
  ... hold us in check.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37
Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check.


23.
  ... hold with those who believe that alcoholism ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix
I do not hold with those who believe that alcoholism is entirely a problem of mental control.


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