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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

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

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

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

Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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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