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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • Reins and whip and coachman and guard, however, in combination, had read that article of war which forbade a purpose otherwise strongly in favour of the argument, that some brute animals are endued with Reason; and the team had capitulated and returned to their duty.
  • The carriage stopped as soon as the driver could rein in his horses, and the same voice called to me by my name.
  • Happily, however, there was sleep in Beauvais that night to help them out of it and they passed on once more into solitude and loneliness: jingling through the untimely cold and wet, among impoverished fields that had yielded no fruits of the earth that year, diversified by the blackened remains of burnt houses, and by the sudden emergence from ambuscade, and sharp reining up across their way, of patriot patrols on the watch on all the roads.

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  • The court reined in agency power—describing it as out of control.
  • She took up the reins of government.

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