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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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David Copperfield
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  • ’That ain’t a sort of man to see sitting behind a coach-box, is it though?’ said William in my ear, as he handled the reins.
  • ’Why that horse,’ said the carrier, jerking the rein to point him out, ’would be deader than pork afore he got over half the ground.’
  • He reined up his horse to salute my mother, and said he was going to Lowestoft to see some friends who were there with a yacht, and merrily proposed to take me on the saddle before him if I would like the ride.
  • The reins were broken, but they had been dragging on the ground.

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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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