right and left


Definition of right and left

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

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So could renewed attention from the CDU and the SPD, which have focused on fending off the rise of insurgent parties on their respective right and left. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Demise of Germany’s Political Mainstream Has a Surprise Winner: a Pro-Migrant Party," 31 Oct. 2018 The cartels have infiltrated Colorado right and left. Fox News, "Morgan Freeman's team accuses CNN of defamation," 31 May 2018 This is a deeply divisive election In a country still healing from decades of violence, this election pits the hard right and left against each other. Danielle Gilbert, Washington Post, "Will Colombia’s next president be a former left-wing guerrilla?," 15 June 2018 Continue alternating between right and left, inhaling for four mountain climbers, and then exhaling for four mountain climbers. Yolanda Edwards, Condé Nast Traveler, "Super Trainer Kayla Itsines on Staying in Shape at 35,000 Feet," 23 July 2018 As such, his extraordinary performance on Monday fueled criticism of his presidency from both the right and left. Matthew Lee And Zeke Miller, Fox News, "Analysis: Trump's presidency draws criticism from all sides," 17 July 2018 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

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1735, in the meaning defined above

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