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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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The Fountainhead
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  • Wynand wondered what reins this man was gathering from all the points of the landscape into his hand.
  • Her fingers were not clinging tensely against the rail, betraying a need of support, giving importance to the moment; they relaxed and closed about the rail; as if she had taken hold of some reins, carelessly, because the occasion required no earnest effort any longer.

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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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