the Right

noun

1
: political groups who favor traditional attitudes and practices and conservative policies
His nomination is opposed by the country's Right.
2
the right : the position of people who favor traditional attitudes and practices and conservative policies of the political Right
The party has shifted to the right.

Examples of the Right in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the final stop before the finish, the No. 5 car had to quickly jerk to the right to avoid Brad Keselowski coming out of his stall, and Larson collided with Chase Elliott, who is not in the playoffs but was aiming for his first win of the year. Dave Skretta, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2023 By any objective measure, freshman Dante Moore has won the right to be UCLA’s starting quarterback. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2023 The New England Patriots wide wide receiver and former Milwaukie High School star has started 2023 on the right note. oregonlive, 10 Sep. 2023 Midway through the first quarter after U-M dialed up a blitz, which helped Derrick Moore win his one-on-one on the right side. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 9 Sep. 2023 Currently, the union is negotiating for a myriad of new contract items including eliminating tiered work, wage increases, restoration of cost-of-living adjustments, pensions for all workers, retiree medical benefits, the right to strike over plant closures, and more. Olivia Evans, The Courier-Journal, 30 Aug. 2023 Soft, beautiful make-up combined with Candice’s direction on costumes was the right thing to do. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 29 Aug. 2023 He is charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to corruptly obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against the right to vote. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 29 Aug. 2023 Is that the right call in your eyes to not make masks part of the conversation going forward? ABC News, 29 Aug. 2023

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“The Right.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Right. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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