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The Fellowship of the Ring
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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • At that moment the rider sat up, and shook the reins.
  • ’Now then!’ said the farmer, throwing the reins to Sam and striding forward.
  • He reined his horse in, and halted, swaying in his saddle.
  • Strider sprang from hiding and dashed down towards the Road, leaping with a cry through the heather; but even before he had moved or called, the rider had reined in his horse and halted, looking up towards the thicket where they stood.

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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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