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rein
used in Summer Pleasures

4 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.)
  • She should have held the reins of the conversation from the very beginning.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (13% in)
  • She thought only of him now, Hunter knew it even as he struggled to hold the reins of his own passion.
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (95% in)
  • She could see the anger in him, no matter how tightly he reined it in.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (91% in)
  • As long as he was holding the reins, he wouldn't steer himself into the mire.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (55% in)

There are no more uses of "rein" in Summer Pleasures.

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