noun(the left wing)
- 1The liberal, socialist, or radical section of a political party or system.[with reference to the National Assembly in France (1789–91), where the nobles sat to the president's right and the commons to the left]More example sentences
- Wales has always had strong left wing and radical political parties and leaders.
- I don't know that anyone is in a position to do that and certainly not the left wing of the Labour Party.
- He's stood for most of what the left wing of the Democratic Party has stood for since 1972.
- 2The left side of a team on the field in soccer, rugby, and field hockey: his usual position on the left wingMore example sentences
- Zidane took a free-kick from the left wing that curled all the way to the far post.
- Malouda is fouled on the French left wing but Ribery's free kick into the box comes to nothing.
- Some slick passing by Chelsea in midfield releases Frank Lampard down the left wing.
- 2.1The left side of an army: the Allied left wingMore example sentences
- Roughly the same time two divisions were sent by Lee to reinforce the left wing.
- The commander of the left wing of the army eyed the approaching enemy formation with interest.
- At Marston Moor, in 1644, he commanded the left wing of the royalist army.
adjective(left-wing) Back to top
- Liberal, socialist, or radical: left-wing activistsMore example sentences
- Of course socialists should always support left wing officials against the right.
- In the longer term I would hope for a broad left wing alternative to the failed politics of the South.
- It was a mass political event, with a very radical and left wing mood.
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- Keep in mind, folks, these statistics weren't compiled by a radical left-winger.
- In pursuing this course, Mitterrand was in no sense acting as a left-winger or committed socialist.
- That's why the communists and left-wingers are clinging to one another.
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