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left wing

1. adjective Of, concerned with, or belonging to a liberal political position or agenda. (Most often hyphenated and used prenominally.) This is clearly just a left-wing propaganda campaign to distract voters from the real issue at hand. My father is a pretty staunch conservative, so I don't know how he'll take to my left-wing boyfriend. Though I consider myself to be left wing overall, I try to maintain a balanced political opinion.
2. noun The political groups or organizations, or a section or branch thereof, that support or advocate a liberal position or agenda. The left wing has espoused the need for drastic social reform and economic equality in the coming year, but it has not, to date, offered any realistic or lasting measures to implement such change.
See also: left, wing

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]
See also: left, wing
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Asserting that threats from terrorism, left wing extremism, religious fundamentalism, and ethnic violence persist in our country, Dr.
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The 6-foot-2, 215-pound left wing has played in each of the past eight seasons with the Ducks, accumulating 132 points (54 goals, 78 assists) during that span.
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He dribbled the ball down the floor and pulled up for a 3-pointer from the top - with an open Boylan running down the left wing - but his shot was off the mark as time expired.
Simpson traded: The Ducks traded defenseman Todd Simpson to Ottawa for left wing Petr Schastlivy.
Charles Brown made a 3-pointer from the left wing with 30 seconds left to tie it 60-60.
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With six minutes left, Slaughter drilled an open 3-pointer from the left wing for an 11-point CSUN lead.
He made a 3-pointer from the left wing with 12:26 left, and CSUN didn't score another basket until Jermar Welch made a turnaround jumper with 2:46 left in the half.
Instead, the Florida Panthers took the one-goal advantage when left wing Kristian Huselius scored on a wraparound on his team's ensuing trip down the ice.
The Florida Panthers, instead, took the lead when left wing Kristian Huselius scored on a wrap-around on his team's ensuing trip down the ice.
Three minutes later, Mike Leclerc threw a puck at the net after clearing it off the left wing boards.
ANAHEIM - Overshadowed by both the firing of coach Craig Hartsburg and the foot injury to star left wing Paul Kariya was the fact that the Mighty Ducks were riding a season-best three-game winning streak heading into Wednesday night's game with the Atlanta Thrashers.
ANAHEIM - Overshadowed by both the firing of coach Craig Hartsburg and the foot injury to star left wing Paul Kariya was the fact the Mighty Ducks were riding a season-best three-game winning streak heading into Wednesday night's game with the Atlanta Thrashers.
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