stage left

noun

Definition of stage left

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

Examples of stage left in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The studies showed that overindulgence in food or exposure to toxins at this key developmental stage left a biological memory on sperm cells that could be passed on to future generations. Judith Finlayson, chicagotribune.com, "Men’s lifestyles can affect babies’ health," 27 Nov. 2019 In one instant, bon vivant Hugo (Brian Mackey), the host of a midsummer night’s fete, is exiting stage left. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Ring Round the Moon’ delights at Lamb’s Players Theatre," 21 Oct. 2019 With just a few stages left, albeit mostly in the high Alps, Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe remains in the lead. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "How Ford Lost $181 Million Betting on a Technology Startup—Data Sheet," 29 July 2019 With just a few stages left, albeit mostly in the high Alps, Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe remains in the lead. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "How Ford Lost $181 Million Betting on a Technology Startup—Data Sheet," 29 July 2019 Right before exiting stage left, Tagovailoa delivered a pass to Jeudy along the sideline that the star receiver turned upfield for a 21-yard score that gave Alabama a 35-3 lead. Rainer Sabin | Rsabin@al.com, al, "Behind star power, Alabama’s offense kicks into high gear," 31 Aug. 2019 With just a few stages left, albeit mostly in the high Alps, Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe remains in the lead. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "How Ford Lost $181 Million Betting on a Technology Startup—Data Sheet," 29 July 2019 The gifted composer Mark Bennett’s original music lends beautifully brooding atmosphere, often through haunting arpeggios played on piano high above stage left by Justin Gray. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Old Globe’s music-filled ‘Romeo and Juliet’ brings strange and satisfying surprises to Shakespeare," 18 Aug. 2019 With just a few stages left, albeit mostly in the high Alps, Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe remains in the lead. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "How Ford Lost $181 Million Betting on a Technology Startup—Data Sheet," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of stage left

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stage left was in 1931

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4 Dec 2019

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“Stage left.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stage%20left. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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