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Definition of Reins

Reins

  1. The kidneys; also, the region of the kidneys; the loins.
  2. The inward impulses; the affections and passions; -- so called because formerly supposed to have their seat in the part of the body where the kidneys are.

Reins Quotations

Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn't do to be run away with. We must keep the reins.
George Eliot

I doubt there's any government in the world that guides itself primarily by strategy or conceptual documents or worldview. Anybody who has the reins of power has to look at practical limitations and tradeoffs - the fact that you can focus at most on one or two things at a time, that resources are limited.
Barton Gellman

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Benjamin Franklin

A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion. Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins and guiding them.
Augustus Hare

When I first met my husband, I needed that helping hand to take the reins and look after me.
Christina Aguilera
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Reins Translations

reins in Latin is frenum
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