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rein
used in The Lost Hero

5 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.)
  • Leo used the reins to steer the dragon into the sky like he'd been doing it all his life.
    Chapter 16 (80% in)
  • She pulled a knife and ran toward Jason's group while the bulky dude was reining in the horses.
    Chapter 2 (85% in)
  • She stood in back of the chariot with Leo and Jason, while the bald guy, Butch, handled the reins, and the blond girl, Annabeth, adjusted a bronze navigation device.
    Chapter 3 (3% in)
  • Butch flicked the reins.
    Chapter 3 (28% in)
  • Hand me the reins.
    Chapter 29 (32% in)

There are no more uses of "rein" in The Lost Hero.

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