right and left


Definition of right and left 

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

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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 Here, in a nutshell, is the debate between right and left. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, "Targeting Trump aides: The politics of rage is out of control," 26 June 2018 And beyond that is Second Peak, a big wave that breaks right and left. Paul Theroux, Smithsonian, "The Epic Quest to Ride the World’s Biggest Wave," 27 June 2018 For the first time in the team's three-year history, Futbol Club Cincinnati has legitimate depth at right and left wing. Charlie Hatch, Cincinnati.com, "FC Cincinnati winger position battle among most fierce for USL minutes and MLS hopes," 20 June 2018

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1735, in the meaning defined above

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