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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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The so called "protracted people's war" waged by left wing extremists against the state and society continues to target civilians and security forces, and economic infrastructure such as railways, mobile communications and power networks.
John Eglinton then got down the left wing, cutting the ball back for Kieran Durham to score Acklam's second.
The F-14 began an uncommanded left roll to 20 degrees left wing down.
But Left Wing Extremism is a greater challenge than terrorism in terms of number of people killed in violence.
The only people to blame for this is the Government for allowing those left wing and political correct bigots a free reign.
Rucchin, 34, was dealt to the Rangers in exchange for left wing Trevor Gillies and a conditional pick in the 2007 NHL draft.
Topping has played on the left wing, both at club and at representative level.
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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.
Defenseman Ruslan Salei, left wing Stanislav Chistov, center Samuel Pahlsson and defenseman Mark Popovic have until Monday to accept their offers.
Both in case of terrorism and in case of Naxalites (Maoists), left wing extremism our policy is zero tolerance.
At about 0707 Central time, the airplane experienced an outboard left wing fire during the takeoff roll.
Kings moves: The Kings agreed to terms on contracts with restricted free agent left wing Noah Clarke, goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji and defenseman Richard Petiot.
Rome (Italy), July 8 (ANI): The Indian security establishment will adopt a more realistic approach in tackling Left wing terrorism.
It went off the side of the runway and the left wing struck an elevated runway marker, then struck taxiway lights.