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

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  ... rule.  BB To Wives, p.118
Live and let live is the rule.

  ... rule.  BB A Vision For You, p.161
Now, this house will hardly accommodate its weekly visitors, for they number sixty or eighty as a rule.

  ... rule.  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567
Among our rapidly growing membership of thousands of alcoholics such transformations, though frequent, are by no means the rule.

  ... rule?  12&12 Step Ten, p.90
But are there no exceptions to this rule?

  ... Rule #62."  12&12 Tradition Four, p.149
The cover read: "Middleton Group #1. Rule #62."

  ... rule can be given.  BB Working With Others, p.90
Here no specific rule can be given.

  ... rule can be laid down.  BB Working With Others, p.99
Obviously, no rule can be laid down.

  ... rule is not to avoid a place ...  BB Working With Others, p.101
So our rule is not to avoid a place where there is drinking, if we have a legitimate reason for being there.

  ... rule is we must be hard on ...  BB Into Action, p.74
The rule is we must be hard on ourself, but always considerate of others.

  ... rule of any sort, we have often ...  BB Into Action, p.81
Though there may be justifiable exceptions, and though we wish to lay down no rule of any sort, we have often found this the best course to take.

  ... rule of iron or by a constant ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81
What happens when we try to dominate the whole family, either by a rule of iron or by a constant outpouring of minute directions for just how their lives should be lived from hour to hour?

  ... rule, one of two directions.  BB The Family Afterward, p.125
At the beginning of recovery a man will take, as a rule, one of two directions.

  ... rule, the average newcomer wanted his family ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185
As a rule, the average newcomer wanted his family to know immediately what he was trying to do.

  ... rule their fellows.  12&12 Step Four, p.43
We have also seen men and women who go power-mad, who devote themselves to attempting to rule their fellows.

  ... rule, therefore nonalcoholic.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31
By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic.

  ... rule those about us in order to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124
We no longer strive to dominate or rule those about us in order to gain self-importance.

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