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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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Dune
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  • She could sense life flowing around her and she had no grasp on its reins.
  • When last you ruled this place, I held you in strong rein.
  • Who else do I have who could take the reins I must leave someday? I have no other as capable.
  • Here a leader took the reins from the dead hands of his predecessor, or slew among the strongest of his tribe if a leader died in the desert.
  • "No evasions, please," the Baron said, and the tightness of his voice exposed the rein on his anger.
  • Memory of Duncan Idaho’s voice flowed through Paul’s awareness: "When your opponent fears you, then’s the moment when you give the fear its own rein, give it the time to work on him.

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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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