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Origin of left wing
OTHER WORDS FROM left wingleft-wing, adjectiveleft-winger, noun
Example sentences from the Web for left wing
Not to be left behind, progressives in neighboring Wisconsin clamored to join the cutting edge of public health.
Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To borrow an old right-wing talking point, these people are angry no matter what we do.
Meanwhile, almost exactly 30 years after the trial, the judge left his home to board a steamboat and was never heard from again.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Done, says he, why let fifty of our men advance, and flank them on each wing.
She had just left the wharf at Cincinnati for Louisville, with 225 passengers on board, of whom but 124 were saved.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for left wing
- the left-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of either team facing its opponents' goal
- a player positioned in this area in certain games
Derived forms of left wingleft-winger, noun
Cultural definitions for left wing (1 of 2)
A descriptive term for liberal, radical, or revolutionary political views, particularly the view that there are unacceptable social inequalities in the present order of society. Communists and socialists, as well as moderate liberals, come under the term left-wing. Left-wing groups are sometimes known collectively as the Left. (Compare right-wing.)
Cultural definitions for left wing (2 of 2)
A descriptive term for an individual or a political faction that advocates liberal, radical, or even revolutionary policies, usually in favor of overcoming social inequalities. In the United States, left-wing groups generally support federal social welfare programs designed to open opportunities to all citizens. (Compare right-wing.)
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Idioms and Phrases with left wing
The liberal or radical faction of a political group, as in Many consider him a leader of the Democratic Party's left wing. This expression originated in the seating practice of European legislatures, whereby those holding liberal views were assigned to the left side of the house. [First half of 1800s]