right and left

adverb

Definition of right and left 

: on both or all sides : in every direction : everywhere

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With both Brazil’s conventional right and left deeply tainted by corruption, many Brazilians no longer trust politicians. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "Brazil Is Moving Its Embassy to Jerusalem," 5 Nov. 2018 Rogen is not the first to comment on the social media site’s practice of issuing a blue check mark to people on the right and left who espouse various opinions. Fox News, "Seth Rogen says Twitter CEO doesn't care about white supremacists on the site," 3 July 2018 IndyStar readers over the years have accused the newspaper of leaning both right and left, depending on the reader’s point of view. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "Hackney named director of opinion and community engagement for IndyStar," 16 May 2018 Ideally, your tackles can handle themselves without help, which allows the center to adjust and protect both his right and left guard from inside stunts. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's offensive line has potential, but how much?," 23 May 2018 The participants were provided wipes to clean their hands between the right and left applications to avoid cross-contamination. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "The Burning Question: How Much Sunscreen?," 29 June 2018 With the water particularly in play on the left side, players will often bail out right and leave themselves with either a long putt or a tricky chip. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Worthington Manor Golf Club," 29 June 2018 The Red Stars report includes Vanessa DiBernardo (stress fracture pelvis), Stephanie McCaffrey (illness), Casey Short (right ankle sprain) and Rosie White (right and left navicular fracture) all listed as out. Iliana Limón Romero, Pro Soccer USA, "Alex Morgan, Ashlyn Harris are questionable for Orlando Pride match at Chicago Red Stars," 1 May 2018 Dempsey then sent down a messenger to give out the news and soon was receiving congratulations right and left. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Dempsey weds movie star at San Diego church," 8 Feb. 2018

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1735, in the meaning defined above

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