stage left

noun

Definition of stage left 

: the left part of a stage from the viewpoint of one who faces the audience

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From stage left, like an unimaginably huge spoon, a dark matter halo passes through the inner galaxy, stirring the stars. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Dark matter halos may leave twinkling wake in galaxies," 31 May 2018 Panic set in, then Michael Vollbracht entered stage left, taking me and the dress in hand. Vogue, "Remembering Michael Vollbracht, A Designer Whose Vision Was Honed at the Movies," 12 June 2018 The Room | Fox’s revival of Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing, previously on ABC, has been hyped heavily but Allen’s appearance on stage left many baffled. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, "Inside "New" Fox's Upfront: NFL Gets a Big Push, Tim Allen Falls Flat," 14 May 2018 The narrative of a young woman suffering intense emotional and physical abuse, with a dozen rational reasons to reserve the U-Haul and exit stage left—but more culturally salient reasons to stay—ain’t a novel one anymore. Jerel Ezell, The Root, "Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence on Black Women Is No Longer Taboo, but Doing Something About It Is," 10 May 2018 Jayanta Banerjee on sitar, vocalist Vaibhav Mankad and tabla player Satyaprakash Mishra performed sitting up on a platform stage left, while pianist Carmen Staaf, bassist Tabari Lake and drummer Allison Miller accompanied at stage right. Laura Bleiberg, latimes.com, "How do you link classical Indian dance to American tap? Four women show how," 23 Mar. 2018 Costume designer Mark Bridges eventually won the boat, riding it stage left to close out the night. Jake Kring-schreifels, Esquire, "The Best, Worst, and Weirdest Moments of the 2018 Oscars," 5 Mar. 2018 After exiting stage left, Daniels’ assistant brought out a laundry basket to collect her tips. Benjamin Oreskes, latimes.com, "Stormy Daniels brings her whirlwind tour to North Hollywood," 25 Feb. 2018 Lava lamps glow in an onstage seating area, decked out with pillows, stage left. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "The redawning of Aquarius: Beck's 'Hair' a shining, gleaming and relevant reflection (review)," 16 Feb. 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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