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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.
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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 left-wing Democratic Party is the only party which can achieve the objectives as desired by the international community," he added.
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I threw myself into a course of reading in the left-wing classics.
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Despite its continual disparagement today, by Canada's numerous liberal and left-wing social, political, and cultural groupings, small-c conservatism, and the centre-right as a whole, may indeed become a precious and much-needed element in shaping Canada's future.
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You see, it wasn't until I came out as a dissenter against certain policies of the left-wing political establishment that I learned what it is like to be on the "wrong side" of an issue.
Morley went 10 points up in the first quarter as Jamie Grayshon kicked a penalty and converted a try by left-wing Chris Johnson.
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The current political violence in Colombia dates to the mid-1960s, when the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, today the country's largest left-wing guerrilla organization, was formed from the remnants of earlier, failed Marxist insurgent movements.
In his introduction, Bodek promises to demonstrate that in Weimar Berlin there occurred a cross-fertilization of high culture, left-wing cultural production, politics, and everyday life.
The major difficulty is requiring your wings to play the right low block area, the paint, the left-wing, and the left corner.
We haven't ushered in the Paris Commune yet, but we have managed to place these left-wing views before millions of Americans who may never even have considered them before.
Johnson's review of The Iron Lady argued that the book is a typical example of left-wing snobbery toward Mrs.
I'd just like to say that I'm not left-wing in my politics.