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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 before a noun.) 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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This was followed by two goals for Sam Jarps, both delivered from great work down the left wing. Acklam's sixth came from a goal-mouth scramble after a corner, with Hakeem Rafi netting.
Mission Control noticed a heat build-up in the left wing minutes before the shuttle disintegrated.
New Delhi [India], May 23 ( ANI ): The Union cabinet has approved the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) supported scheme to provide mobile services in Left Wing Extremism-affected areas.
The only people to blame for this is the Government for allowing those left wing and political correct bigots a free reign.
PHOTOGRAPHS from a US Air Force camera show serious structural damage to the space shuttle Columbia's left wing moments before it broke apart, according to an aerospace magazine yesterday.
Summary: Jharkhand [India], Apr 4 (ANI): Five Naxals (Left Wing Extremists) on Wednesday were neutralised during an encounter with the security forces in Jharkhand's Latehar district.
WHY does A J Hubble automatically assume that anyone who doesn't agree with his point of view has to be left wing (Letters, July 31)?
The pilot recalled seeing the moving fuel truck, and then the empty left tip tank penetrated the truck's cab, The fuel truck driver had enough time to duck before the left wing penetrated the cab and pinned him to the seat.
Left wing Dominic Crotty, of Garryowen, is replaced by Ballymena's James Topping.
Singh on Tuesday said the Central Government has taken a number of steps to curb activities of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in different states of the country.
A witness watched the takeoff and, at between 100 to 300 feet agl, observed the left jet engine emitting flames, followed by the left wing being engulfed in flames.
THE mild suspension put on Mayor Livingstone points out graphically the different treatment afforded to left wing 'racism,' as opposed to right wing 'racism.'
Singh said 'our strategy for dealing with the menace of Left Wing Extremism is two pronged'.
At about 0707 Central time, the airplane experienced an outboard left wing fire during the takeoff roll.
Raja on Saturday said the Congress-led UPA Government has failed to address the concerns of the tribal people, which has led to the growth of Left Wing Extremism.