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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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Jane Eyre
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  • Some years older than I, she knew more of the world, and could tell me many things I liked to hear: with her my curiosity found gratification: to my faults also she gave ample indulgence, never imposing curb or rein on anything I said.
  • The forehead declares, ’Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms.

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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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