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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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  • The regimental commander sought out Dolokhov in the ranks and, reining in his horse, said to him: "After the next affair…. epaulettes."
  • Prince Andrew stopped, waiting for him to come up; Prince Bagration reined in his horse and recognizing Prince Andrew nodded to him.
  • Another hussar also rushed toward the horse, but Bondarenko had already thrown the reins of the snaffle bridle over the horse’s head.
  • On receiving the order he gave his horse the rein and galloped along the line.
  • He reined in his horse with the case of a skillful rider and, slightly bending over, disengaged his saber which had caught in his cloak.
  • He gave the reins to a Cossack, took off and handed over his felt coat, stretched his legs, and set his cap straight.
  • Having come out onto the road he reined in his horse, hesitating whether to ride along it or cross it and ride over the black field up the hillside.
  • Rook pulled at the reins and started of his own accord.
  • He was slightly flushed after galloping two miles, and reining in his horse he sighed restfully and looked round at the faces of his suite, young and animated as his own.
  • Rostov reined in his horse, whose spirits had risen, like his own, at the firing, and went back at a footpace.
  • After taking a turn along the Podnovinski Boulevard, Balaga began to rein in, and turning back drew up at the crossing of the old Konyusheny Street.
  • One with a white plume in his hat seemed familiar to Rostov; the other on a beautiful chestnut horse (which Rostov fancied he had seen before) rode up to the ditch, struck his horse with his spurs, and giving it the rein leaped lightly over.
  • The Tsar’s foot, in the narrow pointed boot then fashionable, touched the groin of the bobtailed bay mare he rode, his hand in a white glove gathered up the reins, and he moved off accompanied by an irregularly swaying sea of aides-de-camp.
  • Nicholas gave the horses the rein, and Zakhar, stretching out his arms, clucked his tongue and let his horses go.
  • Natasha sat easily and confidently on her black Arabchik and reined him in without effort with a firm hand.
  • Rostov reined in his horse, and his eyes sought his foe to see whom he had vanquished.
  • Followed by Lelorgne d’Ideville, an interpreter, he overtook Napoleon at a gallop and reined in his horse with an amused expression.
  • Nicholas, in his old lady’s dress over which he had belted his hussar overcoat, stood in the middle of the sleigh, reins in hand.
  • "Gee up, my darlings!" shouted Nicholas, pulling the reins to one side and flourishing the whip.
  • Zakhar, while still keeping his arms extended, raised one hand with the reins.
  • When halfway home Nicholas handed the reins to the coachman and ran for a moment to Natasha’s sleigh and stood on its wing.
  • Balaga took his seat in the front one and holding his elbows high arranged the reins deliberately.
  • "Go!" he cried, twisting the reins round his hands, and the troyka tore down the Nikitski Boulevard.
  • Inside the shed Alpatych and the coachman arranged the tangled reins and traces of their horses with trembling hands.
  • With the same feeling with which he had galloped across the path of a wolf, Rostov gave rein to his Donets horse and galloped to intersect the path of the dragoons’ disordered lines.
  • Rostov and Ilyin gave rein to their horses for a last race along the incline before reaching Bogucharovo, and Rostov, outstripping Ilyin, was the first to gallop into the village street.
  • I couldn’t hold them in, my hands grew numb in the sharp frost so that I threw down the reins—’Catch hold yourself, your excellency!’ says I, and I just tumbled on the bottom of the sleigh and sprawled there.
  • As this Apsheron battalion marched by, the red-faced Miloradovich, without his greatcoat, with his Orders on his breast and an enormous tuft of plumes in his cocked hat worn on one side with its corners front and back, galloped strenuously forward, and with a dashing salute reined in his horse before the Emperor.
  • When they came out onto the beaten highroad—polished by sleigh runners and cut up by rough-shod hoofs, the marks of which were visible in the moonlight—the horses began to tug at the reins of their own accord and increased their pace.
  • Dolokhov reined in his horse and advanced at a walk.
  • Dismounting at a cottage on whose wattle fence hung a signboard, GENERAL STAFF, and throwing down his reins, he entered a dark passage.
  • Clothes, saddles, reins, were all wet, slippery, and sodden, like the ground and the fallen leaves that strewed the road.
  • At the first sound of trampling hoofs and shouting, Petya lashed his horse and loosening his rein galloped forward, not heeding Denisov who shouted at him.
  • Vous ne comprenez rein.
  • Count Ilya Rostov, though not at heart a keen sportsman, knew the rules of the hunt well, and rode to the bushy edge of the road where he was to stand, arranged his reins, settled himself in the saddle, and, feeling that he was ready, looked about with a smile.
  • Petya was galloping along the courtyard, but instead of holding the reins he waved both his arms about rapidly and strangely, slipping farther and farther to one side in his saddle.
  • Pierre went to his groom who was holding his horses and, asking which was the quietest, clambered onto it, seized it by the mane, and turning out his toes pressed his heels against its sides and, feeling that his spectacles were slipping off but unable to let go of the mane and reins, he galloped after the general, causing the staff officers to smile as they watched him from the knoll.
  • … ours!" shouted Petya, and giving rein to his excited horse he galloped forward along the village street.

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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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