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


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1.
  ... strange alcoholic might bring.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142
We are much more afraid of what people might say than the trouble this strange alcoholic might bring.


2.
  ... strange and refreshing spectacle.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165
To people familiar with endless drives for charitable funds, A.A. presented a strange and refreshing spectacle.


3.
  ... strange as this may seem to those ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


4.
  ... strange energy so few people understand, meets ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36
Silently and surely, electricity, that strange energy so few people understand, meets our simplest daily needs, and our most desperate ones, too.


5.
  ... strange mental blank spots.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42
I saw that will power and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots.


6.
  ... strange new dad with apprehension, then with ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128
As soon as his sobriety begins to be taken as a matter of course, the family may look at their strange new dad with apprehension, then with irritation.


7.
  ... strange or different, that his character defects ...  12&12 Step Four, p.46
They comfort the melancholy one by first showing him that his case is not strange or different, that his character defects are probably not more numerous or worse than those of anyone else in A.A.


8.
  ... strange paradox.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130
Those who look closely soon have the key to this strange paradox.


9.
  ... strange place, discredited and almost broke.  BB A Vision For You, p.154
Bitterly discouraged, he found himself in a strange place, discredited and almost broke.


10.
  ... strange proposition that this universe originated in ...  BB Bill's Story, p.10
Few people really are, for that means blind faith in the strange proposition that this universe originated in a cipher and aimlessly rushes nowhere.


11.
  ... strange sensation.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi
One year later he called to see me, and I experienced a very strange sensation.


12.
  ... strange that lots of us have had ...  12&12 Step Two, p.31
So it's not strange that lots of us have had our day at defying God Himself.


13.
  ... strange that our Society has concluded that ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151
Under these compulsions of self-preservation, duty, and love, it is not strange that our Society has concluded that it has but one high mission -- to carry the A.A. message to those who don't know there's a way out.


14.
  ... strange that we often let these far ...  12&12 Step Six, p.65
Since most of us are born with an abundance of natural desires, it isn't strange that we often let these far exceed their intended purpose.


15.
  ... strange to say, is usually that he ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.23
And the truth, strange to say, is usually that he has no more idea why he took that first drink than you have.


16.
  ... strange world of alcoholism where everything is ...  BB To Wives, p.108
Perhaps your husband has been living in that strange world of alcoholism where everything is distorted and exaggerated.


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