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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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Northanger Abbey
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  • Catherine, delighted at so happy an escape, spoke her pleasure aloud with grateful surprise; and her companion immediately made the matter perfectly simple by assuring her that it was entirely owing to the peculiarly judicious manner in which he had then held the reins, and the singular discernment and dexterity with which he had directed his whip.

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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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