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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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The House of Mirth
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  • He drew up in the shade of the village street, and passed the reins to her while he held a match to his cigar.
  • As she handed back the reins, she said sympathetically: "Did you have such a lot of tiresome things to do?"
  • She yielded up the reins of the light runabout in which she had driven over, and as he climbed heavily to her side, crushing her into a scant third of the seat, he said: "Halloo!

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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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