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The midfielder saw two efforts fly wide after he cut in off the left wing. The Sun (2014)On the left wing were more cavalry. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)He now plays on the left wing. The Sun (2013)The party 's left wing has also proved restless. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He also denied that the Labour leader would be in hock to the unions or his left wing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He would you he could play centre-forward or left wing he's unique. The Sun (2007)Yet he admits he expected to be playing up front for the Gunners, not on the left wing. The Sun (2009)After all, it was less the unprofitable banks than the profitable ones that the party 's left wing wanted nationalised. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was quick to let Leicester know he was in a happy frame of mind, skipping early on with pace down the left wing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
His elegant advocacy of libertarian socialism offered an alternative to the other flawed brands of left-wing politics. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)Finally the opportunity came from a left-wing corner that Cabaye aimed in. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She's very left-wing and her political beliefs may have something to do with it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His parents had been strange, left-wing political activists. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is no more than a left-wing Marxist protest group supported by extremist union leaders and other questionable allies. The Sun (2015)Liberation theology is also a call to political activism and therefore often combines easily with Marxism and other left-wing political ideologies. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: left-wing /ˈlɛftˌwɪŋ/ ADJECTIVE
Left-wing people have political ideas that are based on socialism.
They will not be voting for him because he is too left-wing.
- American English: left-wing
- Arabic: يَسَارِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: esquerdista
- Chinese: 左派的
- Croatian: ljevičarski
- Czech: levicový
- Danish: venstrefløjs-
- Dutch: links van politieke partij
- European Spanish: de izquierdas
- Finnish: vasemmistolainen
- French: de gauche
- German: linksgerichtet
- Greek: αριστερός πολιτική
- Italian: di sinistra
- Japanese: 左派の
- Korean: 좌익의
- Norwegian: venstreorientert
- Polish: lewicowy
- European Portuguese: esquerdista
- Romanian: de stângapolitică
- Russian: левый
- Spanish: de izquierdas
- Swedish: vänstervriden
- Thai: พรรคการเมืองฝ่ายซ้าย
- Turkish: sol politika
- Ukrainian: лівий
- Vietnamese: thuộc cánh tả
Definition of left-wing from the Collins English Dictionary
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