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noun as in driver's seat

noun as in helm


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Two years later, he had released all Soviet dissidents from prison and was beginning to loosen the reins on Soviet bloc countries.

She quickly rose through the ranks and was soon given the reins by Mays and Scott.

In 2017, those reins will be loosened, and Hongkongers will be able to vote for their Chief Executive.

The driver in his black suit, white shirt, and black tie shook the reins, coaxing the white horses ahead.

Louie Mueller handed the reins of the business to his son, Bobby, in 1974, and today it is run by Bobby's son, Wayne.

The soldier lackey resigned the reins to Rabecque, and requested Monsieur de Garnache to follow him.

Frank loosened his sword from its fastenings and took a revolver in his left hand, in which he also held the reins.

Frank sprang after him and caught the reins before the startled creature could break away.

I wonder why wise men choose silly wives always, she added consciously, playing with the reins.

His donkey stumbled—it was natural enough, seeing that the reins hung loose and his feet had somehow left the stirrups.

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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reins, such as: command, control, head, helm, saddle, and seat of authority.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.