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rein
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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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
  • Now, however, seeing Phoebe rein in her love, she wondered if she'd done the right thing.
    p. 222.2

There are no more uses of "rein" in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.

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