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See definition of reins on Dictionary.com
  • as indriver's seat
  • as inhelm

synonyms for reins

  • command
  • control
  • head
  • helm
  • saddle
  • seat of authority
  • throne
  • wheel
See also synonyms for: rein
  • command
  • control
  • controls
  • leadership
  • rudder
  • tiller
  • driver's seat
  • steering wheel
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How to use reins in a sentence

The soldier lackey resigned the reins to Rabecque, and requested Monsieur de Garnache to follow him.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Frank loosened his sword from its fastenings and took a revolver in his left hand, in which he also held the reins.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Frank sprang after him and caught the reins before the startled creature could break away.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
I wonder why wise men choose silly wives always, she added consciously, playing with the reins.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
His donkey stumbled—it was natural enough, seeing that the reins hung loose and his feet had somehow left the stirrups.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Having the reins and whip placed in your unpractised hands while coachee indulges in a glass and chat.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
The coachman gathers up his reins and shakes squarely down into his seat; the ostlers step back.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
Louis was benevolent, but destitute of the decision of character requisite to hold the reins of government in so stormy a period.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Bonaparte arrived in Paris with the fixed determination to assume the reins of government.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
The rider seemed as weak as the horse, for he swayed in the saddle as he rode, and the bridle reins hung limp in his hands.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO REINS

  • command
  • control
  • head
  • helm
  • reins
  • saddle
  • seat of authority
  • throne
  • wheel
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.