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rein
used in Love's Labour's Lost

2 uses
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Definition
to restrain or control; or a means of control
The meaning of rein depends upon its context. For example:
  • "keep a tight rein on the new employee," or "rein in a horse" — to control or restrain
  • "give the new employee free rein," or "give the horse full rein" — do not restrain
  • "the reins of government" — means of control
  • "the reins of the horse" — leather straps used with a bit to control a horse (You might like to think of other senses of rein as being figurative derivations from this sense.)
  • Sweet Lord Longaville, rein thy tongue.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — The same. Before the Princess's pavilion (73% in)
  • I must rather give it the rein, for it runs against Hector.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — The same. Before the Princess's pavilion (74% in)

There are no more uses of "rein" in Love's Labour's Lost.

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