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in politics, the more radically progressive wing in any legislative body or party. The designation apparently originated in the French National Assembly of 1789, where the radicals were seated to the left of the presiding officer.

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the supporters or advocates of varying degrees of social, political, or economic change, reform, or revolution designed to promote the greater freedom, power, welfare, or comfort of the common people
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The junction of Marina Street with Al Safouh Street will see the leftward turn from Marina Street to Al Safouh Street South blocked.
Raising finite verbs undergo leftward movement and are natural according to the process criterion, item (f) in the list of axioms.
Hall and Kimura found that the fingerprint ridge pattern of gay men displayed a greater degree of leftward asymmetry than it did in straight men.
They did so by voting to eliminate ex officio members, and then inviting back as individuals those--such as retiring Archbishop Harry Flynn--who have not interfered in the past with the institution's leftward tilt.
The latest target of the Prime Minister's efforts to woo political figures from outside Labour, Lord Owen was a member of the 1981 "Gang of Four" that broke away from the party in protest to then-leader Michael Foot's leftward shift.
Under the sway of Big Al the Gore-acle, "global warming" sometimes seems poised to become that kind of all-purpose explanation on the leftward end of the political dial.
Chest X-ray demonstrated the usual post-pneumonectomy changes of fibrous-tissue-filled opaque with a leftward rotation of the heart axis; the right lung was normal.
What's going on is not unusual for an Assembly and Senate controlled by Democrats, many of them with a leftward bent, who worry that if constituents are left to their own devices they won't make the right decisions.
Vazquez, cited as an example of Latin America's leftward shift after his electoral triumph in 2005 (see NotiSur, 2004-11-12 and 2005-03-04), and US President George W.
You also could include Bolivia, Uruguay, and Argentina on the list of nations that have seen leftward shifts in their political economies, but we must distinguish among the different flavors of leftist or isquierdista.
Ortega's leftward vision extends beyond Latin America.
He's already been described as the latest expression of a big swing leftward in Latin American politics.