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


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1.
  ... took a drink a day or so ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix
They took a drink a day or so prior to the date, and then the phenomenon of craving at once became paramount to all other interests so that the important appointment was not met.


2.
  ... took a long time.  12&12 Step Four, p.47
To see how erratic emotions victimized us often took a long time.


3.
  ... took a long time.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185
The charting of a safe path between these extremes took a long time.


4.
  ... took a night law course, and obtained ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2
I took a night law course, and obtained employment as investigator for a surety company.


5.
  ... took a slightly different tack.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97
Sometimes we took a slightly different tack.


6.
  ... took form and were first published in ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18
It was out of this vast welter of explosive experience that A.A.'s Twelve Traditions took form and were first published in 1946 and later confirmed at A.A.'s First International Convention, held at Cleveland in 1950.


7.
  ... took full advantage of this attitude to ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168
Committees took full advantage of this attitude to depress their salaries.


8.
  ... took him out of town.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144
Quite a while later, Ed got a sales job which took him out of town.


9.
  ... took in those odd ones, what would ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140
Besides, if we took in those odd ones, what would decent people say about us?


10.
  ... took inventory.  BB Into Action, p.76
We made it when we took inventory.


11.
  ... took inventory all right, but hung on ...  BB Into Action, p.73
They took inventory all right, but hung on to some of the worst items in stock.


12.
  ... took inventory, we began to suspect how ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58
As we took inventory, we began to suspect how much trouble self-delusion had been causing us.


13.
  ... took it piecemeal myself.  12&12 Step Two, p.26
Looking back, I find that I took it piecemeal myself.


14.
  ... took its name.  12&12 Foreword, p.17
The book was called "Alcoholics Anonymous," and from it the Fellowship took its name.


15.
  ... took me about Wall Street and little ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2
My work took me about Wall Street and little by little I became interested in the market.


16.
  ... took me only a relatively short time ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175
I drank with moderation at first, but it took me only a relatively short time to drift back into the old habits which had wound up so disastrously before.


17.
  ... took nothing, their self-pity made them killjoys.  BB To Wives, p.105
If, on the other hand, they took nothing, their self-pity made them killjoys.


18.
  ... took other simple steps.  BB We Agnostics, p.46
As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things, we began to be possessed of a new sense of power and direction, provided we took other simple steps.


19.
  ... took shape at New York, to be ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii
A second small group promptly took shape at New York, to be followed in 1937 with the start of a third at Cleveland.


20.
  ... took sides on this question.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178
Soon, Washingtonian speakers violently and publicly took sides on this question.


21.
  ... took some drinks, he might not have ...  BB A Vision For You, p.154
Unless he took some drinks, he might not have the courage to scrape an acquaintance and would have a lonely week-end.


22.
  ... took stock honestly.  BB How It Works, p.64
We took stock honestly.


23.
  ... took such a position, all sorts of ...  BB How It Works, p.63
When we sincerely took such a position, all sorts of remarkable things followed.


24.
  ... took that first drink than you have.  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.


25.
  ... took the bull by the horns and ...  BB A Vision For You, p.156
One morning he took the bull by the horns and set out to tell those he feared what his trouble had been.


26.
  ... took the children home to father and ...  BB To Wives, p.106
Perhaps at this point we got a divorce and took the children home to father and mother.


27.
  ... took the first drink, thereby setting the ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.23
These observations would be academic and pointless if our friend never took the first drink, thereby setting the terrible cycle in motion.


28.
  ... took this violent new tack because here ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161
We took this violent new tack because here and there members had tried to make money out of their A.A. connections, and we feared we'd be exploited.


29.
  ... took time to pass it on to ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181
3. Because in so doing I am paying my debt to the man who took time to pass it on to me.


30.
  ... took up a sheaf of papers.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143
He reached over to a bookshelf and took up a sheaf of papers.


31.
  ... took up the business of drinking with ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173
There I took up the business of drinking with much greater earnestness than I had previously shown.


32.
  ... took us to their homes, making us ...  BB Bill's Story, p.1
War fever ran high in the New England town to which we new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, and we were flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, making us feel heroic.


33.
  ... took, which are suggested as a program ...  BB How It Works, p.59
Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:


34.
  ... took years of harrowing experience.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139
To establish this principle of membership took years of harrowing experience.


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