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Definitions of left

  1. on the left- hand side of a vessel or aircraft when facing forward; " the port side"
  2. 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"
  3. a turn to the left; " take a left at the corner"
  4. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
  5. the hand that is on the left side of the body; " jab with your left"
  6. those trying to overthrow the established order
  7. 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"
  8. toward or on the left; also used figuratively; " he looked right and left"; " the political party has moved left"
  9. not used up; " leftover meatloaf"; " she had a little money left over so she went to a movie"; " some odd dollars left"; " saved the remaining sandwiches for supper"; " unexpended provisions"
  10. intended for the left hand; " I rarely lose a left- hand glove"
  11. those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
  12. Those members of a legislative assembly ( as in France) who support the existing government. They sit in the middle of the legislative chamber, opposite the presiding officer, between the conservatives or monarchists, who sit on the right of the speaker, and the radicals or advanced republicans who occupy the seats on his left, See Right, and Left.
  13. of Leave.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Situated so that the left side of the body is toward it; as, the left side of a deliberative meeting is that to the left of the presiding officer; the left wing of an army is that to the left of the center to one facing an enemy.
  17. 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.
  18. Of the verb leave.
  19. Pertaining to the less active side of the human body; opposite to right; placed to the left.
  20. That which is on the left side.
  21. Pa. t. and pa. p. of LEAVE.
  22. The weaker as opposed to the stronger, heavier right: being on the left side.
  23. The side opposite to the right.
  24. Of to leave.
  25. Opposite to the right side.
  26. Imp. & pp. of LEAVE, v.
  27. Opposite to right.
  28. The left side.
  29. Opposed to the right of the body.
  30. The side opposite the right; the party opposed to the Government in a Continental legislative assembly, as sitting on the left of the chair; the Liberal party in philosophy as well as politics. The left bank of a river, that which is on the left hand of a person looking down the river.
  31. 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.
  32. Did leave.
  33. Opposed to right.
  34. See under leave 2.
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Quotes of left

  1. The Obama administration and the Democratic Congress have taken the biggest lurch to the left in policy in American history. There've been no- no Congress, no administration that has run this far to the left in such a small period of time. And there is a reaction to that. – Haley Barbour
  2. You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens. – Ethel Barrymore
  3. I wanted to be the perfect artist. I'd do three hours of media interviews a day, going to every radio station I could squeeze in. I'd sign autographs after the show until everybody left – Clint Black
  4. So I went to Miami in '74 with my family and while I was there it became obvious that we needed money and we needed to do something, because my family, we left without anything really, and we didn't have any money to begin with. – Ruben Blades
  5. When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes. – Desiderius Erasmus
  6. As a small child in England, I had this dream of going to Africa. We didn't have any money and I was a girl, so everyone except my mother laughed at it. When I left school, there was no money for me to go to university, so I went to secretarial college and got a job. – Jane Goodall
  7. I left Apple in April of 1984, pretty soon after the introduction of the Mac. – Andy Hertzfeld
  8. Throughout his life, Ronald Reagan believed America is capable of great things and its people could and would lead the way if left unburdened by taxation and regulation. – William L. Jenkins
  9. Industry entirely left to itself, would soon fall to ruin, and a nation letting everything alone would commit suicide. – Friedrich List
  10. I don't have a warm personal enemy left They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me. – Clare Boothe Luce
  11. A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat. – P. J. O'Rourke
  12. 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. – Erika Slezak
  13. Now that was one thing, but from an actor's point of view, this poor young man, crying from the moment I opened the door to the moment he left Now if an actor did that they would say he's over -acting. – Rod Steiger
  14. I also believe that government has no business telling us how we should live our lives. I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us. What we do in our private lives is none of the government's business. That position rules out the Republican Party for me. – Jesse Ventura
  15. Michael left because of the Bulls' management, not because he'd lost his love of playing the game. – Tiger Woods

Usage examples for left

  1. And his brother left him. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. Winnie has left me." – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  3. But things never had gone right since he left – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  4. What happened after we left – The Heart of Una Sackville by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  5. But you left them. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  6. This is all that 's left of me. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  7. Which way did he go when he left here?" – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  8. Anne asked, as Lutie left the room. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  9. And you were left – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  10. So it has not a friend left – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  11. You are just as you were when I left you! – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  12. " And I thought you had left she said to him. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  13. There is really nothing left to do but to call him up. – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  14. And I left the place. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  15. Give her this and tell her it never left my heart. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  16. What was left save to die? – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  17. He had left the boy to John. – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  18. What is left of him. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  19. All this left a most exquisite impression of sorrow upon his soul. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  20. Yes, he hath left me! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton

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