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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Seeing it for a moment without the reins of tension, she realized suddenly the extent of the unhappiness he had borne; but it’s past now, she thought, it’s over.
  • Now she felt, unaccountably, that the reins he had held were gone.
  • Now, it was as if their inner reins had broken.
  • It was the forgotten delight of being held in rapt attention by the reins of the ingenious, the unexpected, the logical, the purposeful, the new-and of seeing it embodied in a performance of superlative artistry by a woman playing a character whose beauty of spirit matched her own physical perfection.

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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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