Definition of Left-wing

1. Adjective. Believing in or supporting tenets of the political left.

Exact synonyms: Left-of-center, Leftist
Similar to: Left

Definition of Left-wing

1. Adjective. (politics) supporting political reform to make society more egalitarian, secular, and/or democratic ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Left-wing

left-luggage office
left-luggage offices
left-sided appendicitis
left-sided heart failure
left-to-right shunt
left-to-right shunts
left-wing (current term)
left alone
left and right
left arm orthodox
left arm unorthodox
left atrial pressure
left atrioventricular valve
left atrium
left atrium of the heart
left atriums
left auricular appendage
left axis deviation
left back

Literary usage of Left-wing

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"MAJOR : I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the artillery in the left wing, from December twenty-six, 1862, to January two, ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"Colonel Duke then ordered a halt until the infantry had commenced their attack on the Federal left wing, which caused a retreat of the whole line. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace, Charles George Herbermann (1922)
"... the center Ypres region an attack in which mussed artillery the left wing entering at Nancy. The right wing British, suffering from lack of artillery ..."

4. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"Dangerous discontent of the Portuguese army—Allayed by Wellington—Noble conduct of the soldiers—The left wing of the allies under General Graham marches ..."

5. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"ti. cut them off, and succeeded in getting beyond them. VIII. *' But their left wing by this time had passed the promontory of ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1866)
"The left wing crossed the Oconee near Milledgeville without opposition on the ... Sherman transferred his quarters from the-left wing to the 17th corps, ..."

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