right and left

adverb

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

Word History

First Known Use

1735, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of right and left was in 1735

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“Right and left.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20and%20left. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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