If you are holding a compass and facing north, the direction to the west of you is also to your left. Left is the opposite of "right."
a turn to the left; "take a left at the corner"
the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher''s left
the hand that is on the left side of the body; "jab with your left"
those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east; "she stood on the left"
of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north; "my left hand"; "left center field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"
toward or on the left; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the political party has moved left"
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Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on the other side; -- opposed to right, when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the left hand, or arm; the left ear. Also said of the corresponding side of the lower animals.
That part of surrounding space toward which the left side of one's body is turned; as, the house is on the left when you face North.
Those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who are in the opposition; the advanced republicans and extreme radicals. They have their seats at the left-hand side of the presiding officer. See Center, and Right.
Put that rose a little more to the left.2.
Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on the other side; -- opposed to right, when used in reference to a part of the body;
that part of surrounding space toward which the left side of one's body is turned;
And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us - no matter what our age or background or walk of life - each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.
'Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
And at five o'clock in the morning we left to drive to Old Tucson, and I sat with my mouth open in the van. I was stunned by the beauty of that country.
Activist government overreach and ongoing economic stagnation have shown us why Washington should not try to displace what is best left to civil society.
After I left the White House, I kept a foothold in the business of American politics as a talk-show host, analyst, commentator, speechmaker, and occasional writer. I was no longer a practitioner, but I was still a partisan, a Democrat, a blue-stater through and through.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.Misspelled Form
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'No Child Left Behind' requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms.
A large psychic void is left by a loss of faith. So many Catholics have tried so many things to replace it.
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.
After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train, I'd think, how awful.
A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.