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rein
used in Throne of Glass

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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.)
  • "Good," Brullo said, reining his horse and surveying whoever had first returned.
    p. 91.2
  • He gripped the reins of his horse.
    p. 27.8
  • She grasped the reins as they advanced into a gallop, the tangy smell of horsehair creeping into her nostrils.
    p. 34.4
  • She wound and unwound a strap of leather rein around a finger.
    p. 35.6
  • Chaol reined in his disgust and anger.
    p. 358.1

There are no more uses of "rein" in Throne of Glass.

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