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


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1.
  ... play an effective part in the new ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131
At the very beginning, the couple ought to frankly face the fact that each will have to yield here and there if the family is going to play an effective part in the new life.


2.
  ... play and decency would be enough.  12&12 Step Two, p.29
We became convinced that such simple rules of fair play and decency would be enough.


3.
  ... play, do not laugh much.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132
Everybody knows that those in bad health, and those who seldom play, do not laugh much.


4.
  ... play does not suit him.  BB How It Works, p.61
Still the play does not suit him.


5.
  ... play favorites, but he can always defend ...  BB To Employers, p.146
The employer cannot play favorites, but he can always defend a man from needless provocation and unfair criticism.


6.
  ... play God and dominate those about us, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115
Either we had tried to play God and dominate those about us, or we had insisted on being overdependent upon them.


7.
  ... play God ourselves.  12&12 Step Seven, p.72
We could actually have earnest religious beliefs which remained barren because we were still trying to play God ourselves.


8.
  ... play God to our fellows nor would ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116
If we really depended upon God, we couldn't very well play God to our fellows nor would we feel the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care.


9.
  ... play hard.  BB To Employers, p.146
They work hard and they play hard.


10.
  ... play once in a while.  BB To Employers, p.146
You may need to encourage him to play once in a while.


11.
  ... play the big shot?  12&12 Step Four, p.51
Did I overvalue myself and play the big shot?


12.
  ... play the big shot.  12&12 Step Ten, p.92
Thus blinded by prideful self-confidence, we were apt to play the big shot.


13.
  ... play the big shot in cheap barrooms ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116
But when self-will had driven everybody away and our isolation had become complete, it caused us to play the big shot in cheap barrooms and then fare forth alone on the street to depend upon the charity of passersby.


14.
  ... play the lead?  BB The Family Afterward, p.122
Is it not because each wants to play the lead?


15.
  ... play the role He assigns.  BB How It Works, p.68
We are in the world to play the role He assigns.


16.
  ... play together or separately, as much as ...  BB The Family Afterward, pp.132-133
So let each family play together or separately, as much as their circumstances warrant.


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