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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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though I felt them not), and some on my face, which I immediately covered with my left hand.
that moving procession that has left me by the road-side
Just facing it, on the crest of the opposite hill, the village of Schon Grabern could be seen, and in three places to left and right the French troops amid the smoke of their campfires, the greater part of whom were evidently in the village itself and behind the hill.
I left the steamer at Gravesend, and discovered that the Indians had gone from that place to London.
Not so," replied I; "besides your motion of Northward and Southward, there is another motion which I call from right to left.
Of all the treasures of enjoyment that you poured so freely into my heart, how much is left me that has purpose and value enough to be written on this page?
The expression of anxiety left his face; its professional composure covered it suddenly like a mask.
Above the left eyebrow was a wound--a deep gash from which the blood flowed, covering the whole left side of the face and neck and saturating his light-gray shirt.
It seemed at least possible that some among his many friends in Suffolk might have discovered traces of him, in the year that had passed since I had left England.
The staff had left the boards for the moment, leaving a scene half set.
Rance had been an inebriate for only about fifteen years; that is to say, since the professor and his daughter left Philadelphia.
Evasion was the only escape your present life had left her, from telling a downright falsehood.