the Left


: political groups who favor sharing money and property more equally among the members of a society : political groups who support liberal or socialist policies
Members of the Left have voiced their opinion on the matter before Congress.
the left : the position of people who support the liberal beliefs and policies of the political Left
The party has shifted to the left.

Examples of the Left in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tua Tagovailoa tossed a deep ball up to Jaylen Waddle along the left sideline, and Waddle hauled in the 32-yard grab over Patriots cornerback Myles Bryant. Ben Volin,, 18 Sep. 2023 The high school track and field star caught the punt on the left sideline, burst through a wave of defenders, then sprinted to the right sideline to complete his 88-yard touchdown. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 17 Sep. 2023 Kerley caught the 4-yard pass near the SMU 45, shed a tackle, and after regaining his footing, raced down the left sideline for the score and a 49-0 Mustangs lead. Stefan Stevenson, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2023 Jet bridges are always designed to match up with the left side of aircraft, and by loading passengers from the left side of planes, the right side is available for other potentially dangerous activities, from cargo loading to refueling. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 17 Sep. 2023 Then the Hilltoppers came out of a timeout with a smart play call, stacking four receivers to the left. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 16 Sep. 2023 On has provided Shelton with a unique kit for the tournament: A white sleeveless shirt with a neon pink vertical panel running down the left side all the way from his shoulder to the bottom of his shorts. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 Anthony Castonzo, the left tackle, was always wanting to beat the Stanford guys. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2023 Now the left is trying to exile parents from the village. Allysia Finley, WSJ, 3 Sep. 2023 See More

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“The Left.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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