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The Age of Innocence
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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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The Age of Innocence
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  • But at three o’clock he shook out the reins over the trotters and turned into the by-roads leading to Portsmouth.
  • Mrs. Welland’s basket-work pony-carriage was waiting for them, and they drove off among the dispersing carriages, May handling the reins and Archer sitting at her side.

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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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