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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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Most of these purported victories for the legal right simply limited further leftward movement in particular areas of law.
At the 1 week postoperative follow-up, the patient pointed out his slurred speech has slightly improved, although the leftward deviation of the tongue was still present.
Caption: Figure 4: MR Cholangiopancreatography reveals that the common bile duct (large arrow) and the main pancreatic duct (small arrow) are pulled down and leftward into the elongated duodenum.
Lord Healey twice ran for the Labour leadership but was defeated by James Callaghan in 1976 when Harold Wilson quit, and then again in the contest with Michael Foot in 1980 which led to the party's leftward shift in opposition to Margaret Thatcher.
Bonnie Langford contemplates herself in the mirror after a visit to a celebrity hairdresser "There are many voters who will never back the Tories, and are now desperately unhappy with Labour's leftward lurch, who will be looking for a new home.
The arguments for a complex category with a leftward slash (leftward arguments), should be observed before it, to produce the result.
It also suggests a repudiation of the Labour Party, which has moved leftward from the centrist positions staked out by Tony Blair as the last Labour prime minister.
Without such models, meteorologists would have never prophesied Superstorm Sandy's unprecedented leftward jink, but simulations using atmospheric physics identified that possibility more than a week before the storm made its fateful swerve.
The sunrise terminator is advancing leftward across the lunar landscape, revealing mountain-ringed Mare Crisium, then Mare Fecunditatis and Nectaris and the cratered highlands to their north and south.
Al-Quds said in its main news story that a Palestinian youngster, identified as 20-year-old Abdul-Rahman Shloudi, from the Jerusalem suburb of Silwan was killed, whereas an Israeli infant was killed and eight others injured when Shloudi's car drifted leftward into pedestrians at a railway stop.
Caption: The leftward tilt has been in line with the rising numbers of female providers.
However, the police claim that the wide road tempts drivers to step on the gas, especially at night, and the leftward slope throughout the stretch makes it skidprone.