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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
left
I.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
are better left unsaid (=it is better not to mention them)
▪ Some things are better left unsaid.
be left/remain undisturbed
▪ The land is to be left undisturbed as a nature reserve.
keep left/right (=stay to the left or right of a path or road as you move)
left a legacy
▪ The invasion left a legacy of hatred and fear.
left a trail
▪ The bus left a trail of black smoke behind it.
left field
▪ People don’t know how to react when a question like that comes at them out of left field.
left foot
▪ My left foot ached a bit.
left jab
▪ a boxer with a good left jab
left luggage office
left on...own
▪ He didn’t want to be left on his own.
left stranded
▪ Air travellers were left stranded because of icy conditions.
left to rot
▪ The trees were cut and left to rot.
left to the discretion
▪ Promotions are left to the discretion of the supervisor.
left unattended
▪ Children should not be left unattended in the playground.
left unchecked
▪ This habit, if left unchecked, may cause serious problems later.
left undone
▪ The washing-up had been left undone.
left...destitute
▪ The floods left many people destitute.
left...injured
▪ The car accident left him seriously injured.
left...open to
▪ He has left himself open to accusations of dishonesty.
left...speechless
▪ His comments left me speechless with rage.
make a left/right turn
▪ Make a left turn at the station.
pick up where...left off
▪ We’ll meet again in the morning and we can pick up where we left off.
sb's left/right ear
▪ She is deaf in her right ear.
sb’s left/right arm
▪ She broke her left arm in a riding accident.
sb’s right/left hand
▪ She held the book in her right hand.
sharp left/right
▪ Take a sharp left after the church.
stage left
▪ He entered stage left.
swing to the Right/Left (=in politics)
the left/left-hand corner
▪ We followed the path to the left-hand corner of the field.
the left/right side
▪ He received a deep cut on the right side of his face.
the...turning on the left
▪ Take the first turning on the left.
to the left/right of sth
▪ To the left of the sofa is a table.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
arm
▪ His left arm was jammed tight against the side of the seat.
▪ Jack took pellets in the right lung, liver, and back, and his left arm was again badly fractured.
▪ I felt him rip the tape off my hands, but he kept my left arm in a hammer lock.
▪ As much as his left arm, Estes has used his leveled head to get him to the All- Star Game.
▪ He was taken to hospital with minor burns to his hair, left arm, face and ears.
▪ A third ball passed through the left arm half way from shoulder to elbow.
▪ She glanced down again at her left arm.
▪ He holds his left arm akimbo, hand on hip.
ear
▪ In his left ear he wore a small ring.
▪ He wore a blue baseball cap backward and a gold hoop in his left ear.
▪ Then he leaned forward and whispered something into his left ear.
▪ A cherry bomb had blown up near her left ear when she was eight years old.
▪ She dug the nail of her little finger deeply in behind the left ear.
▪ Tilt the head until your left ear is over the left shoulder, then release.
▪ The knot in his tie was somewhere up behind his left ear.
▪ The bloody gash behind his left ear had been cut with a machete.
eye
▪ He broke Sonny's nose and closed his left eye.
▪ But the hint of volcanic force is no longer there, maybe because his left eye now somehow appears normal.
▪ Doctors at Pinderfield hospital, Huddersfield, will wait two days before operating to remove the pellet lodged behind his left eye.
▪ The explosion knocks one of the soldiers down and damages his left eye.
▪ Where Morpurgo's left eye should have been was only a sickening fold of flesh.
▪ Tell them to keep both eyes open and to hold the tube up to their left eyes.
▪ Fingermarks stood in raised weals across one cheek and her left eye was half closed.
▪ Her features darkened, and a tear appeared in her left eye.
field
▪ Hey, here's one from left field.
▪ While he used more complex sentences consistently, some of them seemed to come out of left field.
▪ Some of the griping comes out of left field.
▪ Raul Mondesi stroked it crisply into left field for a single, ending the no-hitter.
▪ Fans in Atlanta still talk about the shot Linares hit off the facade in left field in a 1993 exhibition game.
▪ Leadoff hitter Brett Hardy, a lefty, hit a line drive to left field.
▪ When something like this comes out of left field at you....
▪ Vaughn is going to get a shot at left field.
foot
▪ His left foot, dangling beneath the slight overlap, stabbed frantically.
▪ I had to fold my leg sideways so I could use my right heel to rest my left foot against.
▪ Keep your left foot flat on the floor throughout the sequence.
▪ Cross left foot over right knee.
▪ Price, coming off a year of virtual inactivity because of left foot surgery, will be watched closely.
▪ Stanley Gascgoine, a green marvel with a two-pronged attack, left foot, right foot or head.
▪ A bald-headed goon in a red blazer shot out of his seat and whacked me on the heel of my left foot.
hand
▪ A stride piano pattern in the left hand then underpinned exploratory, unresolved figures, which eventually evolved into Take the A-Train.
▪ He held the edges of the slice in his left hand, moved the knife in systematic strokes, over and over.
▪ His left hand flashes upward, and he knocks my gun aside with his forearm.
▪ The magazines, the Militant and the Worker, were in his left hand, fanned like playing cards.
▪ She looked down at her bandaged left hand then smiled cynically at her reflection in the darkened glass.
▪ Jab-jab, left hook, my opening left hands moving him to the right, to meet my right cross.
▪ On the index finger of his left hand he wore a gold signet ring.
▪ Grasping it in his left hand again, he resumed a grip on his gun.
hemisphere
▪ Disconnection studies in split-brain patients supported this conclusion, showing that the left hemisphere is sufficient for language.
▪ In split-brain patients it has been shown that the left hemisphere retains language function, the right does not.
▪ Not only is the left hemisphere normally necessary for language, it is also sufficient.
▪ This suggests that verbal ability is dominant in the left hemisphere and spatial ability is dominant in the right hemisphere.
▪ The left hemisphere is responsible for the construction of spoken language, but the right contributes to its intended meaning.
▪ The left hemisphere is not well equipped to deal with empty spaces.
▪ Or since these desirable states can be put into words, do they belong only to the left hemisphere?.
knee
▪ Reverse as your right elbow touches your left knee, turning to see the left side.
▪ Center Chris Dalman sprained his left knee.
▪ He was small and elegant: tapering legs with a white band on his left knee.
▪ Jurkovic suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee and missed the rest of the game.
▪ They stripped off his clothes, and that was when he saw that his left knee was shattered.
▪ Bend your left knee, extend your right leg and touch your right elbow on to your left knee.
▪ Tony smiled and without moving his left knee dodged the blows, his torso jinking, neck muscles popping.
leg
▪ Change to the left leg and repeat.
▪ His left leg was going into muscle spasms of some sort and he clutched at his knee with frustration.
▪ The plaintiff suffered injuries to his left leg as a result of the defendant's negligence.
▪ His left leg slipped, rupturing a disc in his back.
▪ His left leg was cut off above the knee and he walked with a crutch under his left shoulder.
▪ Now try to lift or move your left leg.
▪ Raise and lower your left leg, not too high in a fast, continuous movement.
▪ Damien's left leg was still in the iron.
shoulder
▪ She felt a tap on her left shoulder.
▪ Allen slipped and fell and was stabbed three times in his left shoulder and once on top of his head.
▪ Just below his left shoulder was a raised welt, about four inches long.
▪ The leather ring on my left shoulder had the holster sewn on near the bottom.
▪ The soul followed when fly-half Michael Lynagh dislocated his left shoulder during the recent destruction of Ireland in Dublin.
▪ He aggravated a nagging left shoulder injury and left the ice during the third period.
▪ His left leg was cut off above the knee and he walked with a crutch under his left shoulder.
▪ Hearst sustained a stinger on his left shoulder.
side
▪ Reverse as your right elbow touches your left knee, turning to see the left side.
▪ Waite slammed his drive long and down the left side of the fairway.
▪ He had a mark on the left side of his face.
▪ Walker started the last two seasons as right tackle for the Gators, but worked his first season on the left side.
▪ But our first experiment found that he neglects the left side of perceptual figures at a subsequent stage of attending to them.
▪ Along the left side of the car was a rectangular piece of gray tarp.
▪ The left side of his heart had not grown properly in the womb.
▪ Clash keeper David Kramer was barely able to parry a 23-yard shot from the left side by Ted Chronopoulos.
turn
▪ The films were split into the 12 showing right turns and the 12 showing left turns.
▪ A U-turn in Moscow is even more illegal than a left turn.
▪ Ignore right turn just before church and ignore left turn 1/2 mile later.
▪ There was a sharp left turn at the bottom into Ruskin Road.
▪ The division of the stimuli into right and left turns demonstrated separate positive and negative relationships between risk and recognition sensitivity.
▪ I tried going back but I kept getting to corners and not knowing whether to take the left turn or the right.
▪ They noticed the car run wide as the defendant made a left turn and the officers decided to stop the vehicle.
wing
▪ The contest between Balshaw and Ben Cohen on Northampton's left wing had been much anticipated.
▪ At the time Longstreet broke through his lines to attack his left wing, he was with the right-wing troops.
▪ The 1933 elections demonstrated the growing right wing reaction against left wing republican parties.
▪ He passed to Dollar, breaking down the left wing.
▪ Taylor's plan backfired from the moment Flo switched to the left wing and took Pallister with him.
▪ He turned to the left wing and announced Gabriel Marcel.
▪ Steve O'Shaughnessy weakly headed away a left wing cross to Lee Duxbury who powered a shot goalwards.
▪ It flipped and spun a number of times, fuel spilling out of the damaged left wing - the aircraft was doomed.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Elvis/sb/sth has left the building
be left
▪ By 5 o'clock there was hardly anyone left in the office.
▪ I still have three chapters left to read.
▪ Is there any coffee left?
▪ After expenses and a donation to a charity, he was left with about $ 424, 000.
▪ Coats, bags and shoes were to be left in the corridors and not brought in to the hall.
▪ He was left in feeble health, unemployed and with a wife, three-year-old daughter and a newly-born one.
▪ In each case contestants are voted out one at a time by their colleagues and by viewers until just two are left.
▪ One on each side for the short distance that was left.
▪ Scarcely a single social problem was left untouched.
▪ That was left to a Commission on Admissions, which spent the summer and fall wrangling bitterly over the details.
▪ The inculcation of political orthodoxy and instruction of a more coercive nature was left strictly in the hands of the Party.
be left holding the baby
▪ The difference is that you were left holding the baby.
▪ Then he does something stupid with a television researcher and is left holding the baby.
be/feel left out
▪ The whole time I went to the youth group I felt completely left out.
▪ A man can feel left out during pregnancy.
▪ But some will be left out.
▪ Can it really be left out?
▪ Gwendolen McEwen had always felt left out when her schoolfriends went to see their grandparents, because she had none.
▪ Had we picked Emburey, I think Willis would have been the one to be left out.
▪ It was a testimonial to his personality that he could take his roots with him without making others feel left out.
▪ They tried to see she didn't feel left out but Jean is very shy and sensitive.
▪ Those waiting for Washington to successfully deal with these issues will be left out in the cold.
bear right/left
Bear left where the road divides.
▪ The road bears to the right.
▪ After descending, bear left on to the grassy bridleway which joins the road.
▪ From St Martin's church bear left past Cwmyoy Farm.
▪ Go through gate then bear right across field heading for stile that can be seen on skyline.
▪ His eyes bore right through me.
▪ I came to the place in the road where you bear left to go down to the valley of Chimayo.
▪ On reaching the saddle bear right along the ridge to the summit.
▪ Stay on the main track, bearing left at the fork two miles in.
fork (off) left/right
▪ After 50yds fork right on to a track which climbs up Triscombe Combe.
▪ At the first fork they must go left and at the next fork right and so on until they were challenged.
▪ Then with a wave she forked left and was gone.
hang a right/left
▪ Go straight on Vista for two blocks then hang a left.
▪ First, there is that bizarre enormous mythic metal fish that hangs right inside the doorway.
▪ I was just in time to see the Sierra hang a left once over the railway.
have two left feet
left-footed/right-footed
out of/from left field
▪ Some of the griping comes out of left field.
▪ When something like this comes out of left field at you....
▪ While he used more complex sentences consistently, some of them seemed to come out of left field.
right, left, and centre
sharp left/right
▪ For this you turn sharp right off the road from Saint-Jean to Saint-Palais, about half-way between those two towns.
▪ Pass over a broken wall and turn sharp right.
▪ She walked almost to the edge of the cliff, where the road made a sharp left.
▪ There was a sharp left turn at the bottom into Ruskin Road.
▪ Turn sharp left 80yds before a conifer windbreak.
▪ Turn sharp right downhill and uphill to go through another gate.
▪ Turn left along this road for three quarters of a mile until the road turns sharp right to become Marsh Road.
▪ We made a rocky, wet entry, and then took a sharp right turn along a wall.
the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a left turn
▪ By 5 o'clock there was no one left in the office.
▪ How much milk is left in the fridge?
▪ How much time do we have left to finish this?
▪ If Tracey leaves, I'll be the only girl left in the class.
▪ Is there any milk left?
▪ Joe only had $8 left.
▪ Jones scored with only two minutes left in the fourth quarter.
▪ my left foot
▪ the left side of the page
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ At meals and prayers she sat slightly behind his left shoulder fanning him solicitously and always looking at him.
▪ Doubleclick on it with the left button.
▪ In the postcard Jack wears his cocoa-brown suit and white hat and is held by his left arm, slightly aloft.
▪ She pinched herself on her left biceps and yelped with pain.
II.adverb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ VERB
go
▪ The line running off left went to Pearson's Pottery.
Go left, he said, and I did.
▪ I stop, balance, and circle him, going left.
▪ You, go left and die.
▪ It cleverly went left if I went right, went up when I went down.
turn
Turn left on this, and at the next junction turn right.
▪ He watched me until I pulled out of the parking lot, turning left.
▪ I tell him to turn left.
▪ He got up and left the terrace, walked right out of the backyard, turned left.
▪ When she turned left around the corner of the house, a dilapidated building came into view.
Turn left and you should be able to see the National Forest gate.
Turn left into Bleak Terrace and go back on to the Fell through the wicket gate to the village boundary wall.
▪ The first turned right, the second turned left.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Elvis/sb/sth has left the building
a hard left/right
▪ I executed a hard right turn, but could not see any other aircraft in my vicinity.
▪ More often, though, they miss, hang a hard left, and return to the dugout.
▪ Sharp took an eight count after taking a hard left hook.
▪ Still not enough to justify this desire to reach across the table and deliver a hard right to the gubernatorial chin.
be left
▪ By 5 o'clock there was hardly anyone left in the office.
▪ I still have three chapters left to read.
▪ Is there any coffee left?
▪ After expenses and a donation to a charity, he was left with about $ 424, 000.
▪ Coats, bags and shoes were to be left in the corridors and not brought in to the hall.
▪ He was left in feeble health, unemployed and with a wife, three-year-old daughter and a newly-born one.
▪ In each case contestants are voted out one at a time by their colleagues and by viewers until just two are left.
▪ One on each side for the short distance that was left.
▪ Scarcely a single social problem was left untouched.
▪ That was left to a Commission on Admissions, which spent the summer and fall wrangling bitterly over the details.
▪ The inculcation of political orthodoxy and instruction of a more coercive nature was left strictly in the hands of the Party.
be left holding the baby
▪ The difference is that you were left holding the baby.
▪ Then he does something stupid with a television researcher and is left holding the baby.
be left unsaid
▪ But it might not, particularly if you feel that too much was left unsaid.
▪ Something must always be left unsaid.
be/feel left out
▪ The whole time I went to the youth group I felt completely left out.
▪ A man can feel left out during pregnancy.
▪ But some will be left out.
▪ Can it really be left out?
▪ Gwendolen McEwen had always felt left out when her schoolfriends went to see their grandparents, because she had none.
▪ Had we picked Emburey, I think Willis would have been the one to be left out.
▪ It was a testimonial to his personality that he could take his roots with him without making others feel left out.
▪ They tried to see she didn't feel left out but Jean is very shy and sensitive.
▪ Those waiting for Washington to successfully deal with these issues will be left out in the cold.
bear right/left
Bear left where the road divides.
▪ The road bears to the right.
▪ After descending, bear left on to the grassy bridleway which joins the road.
▪ From St Martin's church bear left past Cwmyoy Farm.
▪ Go through gate then bear right across field heading for stile that can be seen on skyline.
▪ His eyes bore right through me.
▪ I came to the place in the road where you bear left to go down to the valley of Chimayo.
▪ On reaching the saddle bear right along the ridge to the summit.
▪ Stay on the main track, bearing left at the fork two miles in.
extreme west/end/left etc
▪ But the extreme ends of the continent seem afflicted with retro-chic shallowness when it comes to cocktails.
▪ Developing your film To get your film developed you need to go to the extreme left of the upper level.
▪ Evictions are the extreme end of the bailiff's duties.
▪ Moving down to the extreme left he was discovered by the enemy, and a full battery opened upon him.
▪ Passage is possible through the branches on the extreme left.
▪ Roots and leafless bushes stuck up wildly at the extreme end of the strip.
▪ So why was she tempted to invent such an extreme ending?
▪ The extreme left doors date from 1948, the work of Arrigo Menerbi, showing the tribulations of early Christians.
fork (off) left/right
▪ After 50yds fork right on to a track which climbs up Triscombe Combe.
▪ At the first fork they must go left and at the next fork right and so on until they were challenged.
▪ Then with a wave she forked left and was gone.
hang a right/left
▪ Go straight on Vista for two blocks then hang a left.
▪ First, there is that bizarre enormous mythic metal fish that hangs right inside the doorway.
▪ I was just in time to see the Sierra hang a left once over the railway.
have two left feet
left-footed/right-footed
out of/from left field
▪ Some of the griping comes out of left field.
▪ When something like this comes out of left field at you....
▪ While he used more complex sentences consistently, some of them seemed to come out of left field.
right, left, and centre
right/left justified
▪ Numeric quantities can be printed left justified by preceding them with a semi-colon.
sharp left/right
▪ For this you turn sharp right off the road from Saint-Jean to Saint-Palais, about half-way between those two towns.
▪ Pass over a broken wall and turn sharp right.
▪ She walked almost to the edge of the cliff, where the road made a sharp left.
▪ There was a sharp left turn at the bottom into Ruskin Road.
▪ Turn sharp left 80yds before a conifer windbreak.
▪ Turn sharp right downhill and uphill to go through another gate.
▪ Turn left along this road for three quarters of a mile until the road turns sharp right to become Marsh Road.
▪ We made a rocky, wet entry, and then took a sharp right turn along a wall.
the far left/right
▪ For now, at least, the cause of tax simplification seems to have been captured by the far right.
▪ He unplugged the cables, shoved all the levers over to the far left, and rewound the tape.
▪ However, the fact that the far right won more votes than the far-left should make everyone pause and reflect.
▪ That Begin had come from the far right, but that in order to govern he has to occupy the center.
▪ The activities of the far right have been a cause for concern over here for a while now.
▪ The good tee shot was played to the far right of the fairway to set up a second shot to the left.
▪ The libertarian view A third view of the revolution has been developed by writers on the far Left of the political spectrum.
▪ The top of the hierarchy is at the far left.
the hard left/right
▪ But what happens when you want so much to be right, you end up helping the hard right?
▪ Labour moderates win over four of the hard left by agreeing that the cuts shall involve as few compulsory redundancies as possible.
▪ Mr Steve King, leader of the hard left, denounces his fellow-councillors as dunderheads, nincompoops and dolts.
▪ The showing for the hard left was disappointing.
▪ They were stars of the hard left, but we have heard little about them during the election struggle.
▪ Too little, say the Tories, too much says the hard left.
the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing
top left/right/centre
▪ A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner.
▪ Here we want the Series in a column so check Columns in the box at the top left.
▪ The completed board is shown top left.
▪ The dark area in the top right is deep, clear water.
▪ The file was a standard office file with a Prior, Keen, Baldwin label stuck in the top right corner.
▪ The majority of single brooches examined were found to be more abraded on the top left corner than the top right.
▪ The plane again runs roughly from top left to bottom right.
▪ Using a tapestry needle threaded with the embroidery colour, begin at the top right of the motif.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Turn left at the stop light.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ At mile marker 142, turn left on to Coleman Road.
▪ I turned left and walked up the High Street.
▪ Meanwhile, Eric had turned left and pulled away, driving along the High Street towards the top end of the town.
▪ Turn left and first on your left.
▪ Turn left on this and follow for 1/2 mile to junction with main drive of Witley Court.
▪ Veer left and left again, passing the road that leads into Fish Canyon.
▪ We turned left and followed the gravel stream bed.
III.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
far
▪ Pearce concludes: the truth is that the far left is no longer that important.
▪ The far left is also being blamed for taking advantage of grievances.
▪ Off to the far left of her, jutting from the water, revealed by the ebb of the tide.
▪ Little Women and Anne of Green Gables represented the far left of my reading.
▪ The far left says they penalise children from minority groups.
top
▪ The set of rectangles at the top left are alarm and other activity lights.
■ VERB
move
▪ One is moving towards the left, the other towards the right.
▪ In my stupidity-or whatever you want to call it-I tried to move around to his left.
▪ The direction in which opinion was moving was toward the left of the political spectrum.
▪ As you type, the characters will move toward the left.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Elvis/sb/sth has left the building
a hard left/right
▪ I executed a hard right turn, but could not see any other aircraft in my vicinity.
▪ More often, though, they miss, hang a hard left, and return to the dugout.
▪ Sharp took an eight count after taking a hard left hook.
▪ Still not enough to justify this desire to reach across the table and deliver a hard right to the gubernatorial chin.
be left
▪ By 5 o'clock there was hardly anyone left in the office.
▪ I still have three chapters left to read.
▪ Is there any coffee left?
▪ After expenses and a donation to a charity, he was left with about $ 424, 000.
▪ Coats, bags and shoes were to be left in the corridors and not brought in to the hall.
▪ He was left in feeble health, unemployed and with a wife, three-year-old daughter and a newly-born one.
▪ In each case contestants are voted out one at a time by their colleagues and by viewers until just two are left.
▪ One on each side for the short distance that was left.
▪ Scarcely a single social problem was left untouched.
▪ That was left to a Commission on Admissions, which spent the summer and fall wrangling bitterly over the details.
▪ The inculcation of political orthodoxy and instruction of a more coercive nature was left strictly in the hands of the Party.
be left holding the baby
▪ The difference is that you were left holding the baby.
▪ Then he does something stupid with a television researcher and is left holding the baby.
be left unsaid
▪ But it might not, particularly if you feel that too much was left unsaid.
▪ Something must always be left unsaid.
be/feel left out
▪ The whole time I went to the youth group I felt completely left out.
▪ A man can feel left out during pregnancy.
▪ But some will be left out.
▪ Can it really be left out?
▪ Gwendolen McEwen had always felt left out when her schoolfriends went to see their grandparents, because she had none.
▪ Had we picked Emburey, I think Willis would have been the one to be left out.
▪ It was a testimonial to his personality that he could take his roots with him without making others feel left out.
▪ They tried to see she didn't feel left out but Jean is very shy and sensitive.
▪ Those waiting for Washington to successfully deal with these issues will be left out in the cold.
bear right/left
Bear left where the road divides.
▪ The road bears to the right.
▪ After descending, bear left on to the grassy bridleway which joins the road.
▪ From St Martin's church bear left past Cwmyoy Farm.
▪ Go through gate then bear right across field heading for stile that can be seen on skyline.
▪ His eyes bore right through me.
▪ I came to the place in the road where you bear left to go down to the valley of Chimayo.
▪ On reaching the saddle bear right along the ridge to the summit.
▪ Stay on the main track, bearing left at the fork two miles in.
extreme west/end/left etc
▪ But the extreme ends of the continent seem afflicted with retro-chic shallowness when it comes to cocktails.
▪ Developing your film To get your film developed you need to go to the extreme left of the upper level.
▪ Evictions are the extreme end of the bailiff's duties.
▪ Moving down to the extreme left he was discovered by the enemy, and a full battery opened upon him.
▪ Passage is possible through the branches on the extreme left.
▪ Roots and leafless bushes stuck up wildly at the extreme end of the strip.
▪ So why was she tempted to invent such an extreme ending?
▪ The extreme left doors date from 1948, the work of Arrigo Menerbi, showing the tribulations of early Christians.
fork (off) left/right
▪ After 50yds fork right on to a track which climbs up Triscombe Combe.
▪ At the first fork they must go left and at the next fork right and so on until they were challenged.
▪ Then with a wave she forked left and was gone.
hang a right/left
▪ Go straight on Vista for two blocks then hang a left.
▪ First, there is that bizarre enormous mythic metal fish that hangs right inside the doorway.
▪ I was just in time to see the Sierra hang a left once over the railway.
have two left feet
out of/from left field
▪ Some of the griping comes out of left field.
▪ When something like this comes out of left field at you....
▪ While he used more complex sentences consistently, some of them seemed to come out of left field.
right, left, and centre
right/left justified
▪ Numeric quantities can be printed left justified by preceding them with a semi-colon.
sharp left/right
▪ For this you turn sharp right off the road from Saint-Jean to Saint-Palais, about half-way between those two towns.
▪ Pass over a broken wall and turn sharp right.
▪ She walked almost to the edge of the cliff, where the road made a sharp left.
▪ There was a sharp left turn at the bottom into Ruskin Road.
▪ Turn sharp left 80yds before a conifer windbreak.
▪ Turn sharp right downhill and uphill to go through another gate.
▪ Turn left along this road for three quarters of a mile until the road turns sharp right to become Marsh Road.
▪ We made a rocky, wet entry, and then took a sharp right turn along a wall.
the far left/right
▪ For now, at least, the cause of tax simplification seems to have been captured by the far right.
▪ He unplugged the cables, shoved all the levers over to the far left, and rewound the tape.
▪ However, the fact that the far right won more votes than the far-left should make everyone pause and reflect.
▪ That Begin had come from the far right, but that in order to govern he has to occupy the center.
▪ The activities of the far right have been a cause for concern over here for a while now.
▪ The good tee shot was played to the far right of the fairway to set up a second shot to the left.
▪ The libertarian view A third view of the revolution has been developed by writers on the far Left of the political spectrum.
▪ The top of the hierarchy is at the far left.
the hard left/right
▪ But what happens when you want so much to be right, you end up helping the hard right?
▪ Labour moderates win over four of the hard left by agreeing that the cuts shall involve as few compulsory redundancies as possible.
▪ Mr Steve King, leader of the hard left, denounces his fellow-councillors as dunderheads, nincompoops and dolts.
▪ The showing for the hard left was disappointing.
▪ They were stars of the hard left, but we have heard little about them during the election struggle.
▪ Too little, say the Tories, too much says the hard left.
the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing
top left/right/centre
▪ A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner.
▪ Here we want the Series in a column so check Columns in the box at the top left.
▪ The completed board is shown top left.
▪ The dark area in the top right is deep, clear water.
▪ The file was a standard office file with a Prior, Keen, Baldwin label stuck in the top right corner.
▪ The majority of single brooches examined were found to be more abraded on the top left corner than the top right.
▪ The plane again runs roughly from top left to bottom right.
▪ Using a tapestry needle threaded with the embroidery colour, begin at the top right of the motif.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ The entrance to the freeway is on the left.
▪ To the left of the church is an old shoe factory.
▪ You can get a ticket at the booths on your left.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Back, then to the left.
▪ Below her a gigantic cat head also dozes, while a furtive, headless male figure hurries off to the left.
▪ It has had to invent a left with which to scare itself.
▪ The man on his left had been doing a scarf for a year, she said.
▪ To his left ran a modest lane which meandered northward to several small villages.
▪ You are a man of the left, yet you are in a government backed by a conservative party.
IV.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A waiter led her to the table she'd booked downstairs, and left her to study the menu.
▪ All that's now left to show of the nights activity, are the tyre marks on the road.
▪ He left behind a closetful of fine suits and white shirts, which Magnus also put to the torch.
▪ I would stink of cabbage and ammonia and sweat for days after I left.
▪ More than 70, 000 families have left the system over the past two years, saving taxpayers over $ 100 million.
▪ The blast seared two co-workers and left him with second-and third-degree burns from his knees to his scalp.
▪ Why have so many left the older urban cores?
▪ You mean you just upped and left like that!
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Left

Left \Left\, a. [OE. left, lift, luft; akin to Fries. leeft, OD. lucht, luft; cf. AS. left (equiv. to L. inanis), lyft[=a]dl palsy; or cf. AS. l[=e]f weak.]

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    Left bank of a river, that which is on the left hand of a person whose face is turned downstream.

    Left bower. See under 2d Bower.

    Left center, the members whose sympathies are, in the main, with the members of the Left, but who do not favor extreme courses, and on occasions vote with the government. They sit between the Center and the extreme Left.

    Over the left shoulder, or Over the left, an old but still current colloquialism, or slang expression, used as an aside to indicate insincerity, negation, or disbelief; as, he said it, and it is true, -- over the left.

Left

Left \Left\ (l[e^]ft), imp. & p. p. of Leave.

Left

Leave \Leave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Left (l[e^]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. Leaving.] [OE. leven, AS. l?fan, fr. l[=a]f remnant, heritage; akin to lifian, libban, to live, orig., to remain; cf. bel[=i]fan to remain, G. bleiben, Goth. bileiban.

  1. To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.

    Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife.
    --Gen. ii. 24.

  2. To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.

    If grape gatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes ?
    --Jer. xlix. 9.

    These ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
    --Matt. xxiii. 2

  3. Besides it leaveth a suspicion, as if more might be said than is expressed.
    --Bacon.

    3. To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.

    Now leave complaining and begin your tea.
    --Pope.

  4. To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.

    Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
    --Mark x. 28.

    The heresies that men do leave.
    --Shak.

  5. To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.

    I will leave you now to your gossiplike humor.
    --Shak.

  6. To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators.

    Leave there thy gift before the altar and go thy way.
    --Matt. v. 24.

    The foot That leaves the print of blood where'er it walks.
    --Shak.

  7. To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy to his niece.

  8. to cause to be; -- followed by an adjective or adverb describing a state or condition; as, the losses due to fire leave me penniless; The cost of defending himself left Bill Clinton with a mountain of lawyers' bills. To leave alone.

    1. To leave in solitude.

    2. To desist or refrain from having to do with; as, to leave dangerous chemicals alone. To leave off.

      1. To desist from; to forbear; to stop; as, to leave off work at six o'clock.

      2. To cease wearing or using; to omit to put in the usual position; as, to leave off a garment; to leave off the tablecloth.

    3. To forsake; as, to leave off a bad habit.

      To leave out, to omit; as, to leave out a word or name in writing.

      To leave to one's self, to let (one) be alone; to cease caring for (one).

      Syn: Syn>- To quit; depart from; forsake; abandon; relinquish; deliver; bequeath; give up; forego; resign; surrender; forbear. See Quit.

Left

Left \Left\, n.

  1. 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.

    Put that rose a little more to the left.
    --Ld. Lytton.

  2. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
left

past tense and past participle of leave (v.).

left

c.1200, from Kentish and northern English form of Old English lyft- "weak, foolish" (compare lyft-adl "lameness, paralysis," East Frisian luf, Dutch dialectal loof "weak, worthless"). It emerged 13c. as "opposite of right" (the left being usually the weaker hand), a derived sense also found in cognate Middle Dutch and Low German luchter, luft. But German link, Dutch linker "left" are from Old High German slinc and Middle Dutch slink "left," related to Old English slincan "crawl," Swedish linka "limp," slinka "dangle."\n

\nReplaced Old English winestra, literally "friendlier," a euphemism used superstitiously to avoid invoking the unlucky forces connected with the left side (see sinister). The Kentish word itself may have been originally a taboo replacement, if instead it represents PIE root *laiwo-, meaning "considered conspicuous" (represented in Greek laios, Latin laevus, and Russian levyi). Greek also uses a euphemism for "left," aristeros "the better one" (compare also Avestan vairyastara- "to the left," from vairya- "desirable"). But Lithuanian kairys "left" and Lettish kreilis "left hand" derive from a root that yields words for "twisted, crooked."\n

\nAs an adverb from early 14c. As a noun from c.1200. Political sense arose from members of a legislative body assigned to the left side of a chamber, first attested in English 1837 (by Carlyle, in reference to the French Revolution), probably a loan-translation of French la gauche (1791), said to have originated during the seating of the French National Assembly in 1789 in which the nobility took the seats on the President's right and left the Third Estate to sit on the left. Became general in U.S. and British political speech c.1900.\n

\nUsed since at least c.1600 in various senses of "irregular, illicit;" earlier proverbial sense was "opposite of what is expressed" (mid-15c.). Phrase out in left field "out of touch with pertinent realities" is attested from 1944, from the baseball fielding position that tends to be far removed from the play. To have two left feet "be clumsy" is attested by 1902. The Left Bank of Paris (left bank of the River Seine, as you face downstream) has been associated with intellectual and artistic culture since at least 1893.

Wiktionary
left

Etymology 1

  1. 1 The opposite of right; toward the west when one is facing north. 2 (context politics English) pertaining to the political left; liberal, communistic. adv. 1 On the left side. 2 Towards the left side. n. 1 The left side or direction. 2 (context politics English) The ensemble of left-wing political party. Those holding left-wing views as a group. 3 (context boxing English) A punch delivered with the left fist. Etymology 2

    v

  2. (en-pastleave). Etymology 3

    vb. (context Ireland colloquial English) permitted, allowed to proceed.

WordNet
leave
  1. n. the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother" [syn: leave of absence]

  2. permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak"

  3. the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" [syn: farewell, leave-taking, parting]

  4. [also: left]

left
  1. n. 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" [ant: right]

  2. those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare [syn: left wing]

  3. the hand that is on the left side of the body; "jab with your left" [syn: left hand]

  4. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left [syn: left field]

  5. a turn to the left; "take a left at the corner"

leave
  1. v. go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight" [syn: go forth, go away] [ant: arrive]

  2. go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind"

  3. act or be so as to become in a specified state; "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless"

  4. leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking; "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind" [syn: leave alone, leave behind]

  5. move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country" [syn: exit, go out, get out] [ant: enter]

  6. make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway" [syn: allow for, allow, provide]

  7. result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin" [syn: result, lead]

  8. remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes" [syn: depart, pull up stakes]

  9. put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care" [syn: entrust]

  10. leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate" [syn: bequeath, will] [ant: disinherit]

  11. have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"

  12. be survived by after one's death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats" [syn: leave behind]

  13. tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here" [syn: impart, give, pass on]

  14. leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors" [syn: forget]

  15. [also: left]

left

adv. toward or on the left; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the political party has moved left" [ant: right]

left

See leave

left
  1. adj. 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" [ant: right]

  2. 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" [syn: leftover, left over(p), left(p), odd, remaining, unexpended]

  3. intended for the left hand; "I rarely lose a left-hand glove" [syn: left(a), left-hand(a)]

  4. of or belonging to the political or intellectual left [ant: center, right]

Wikipedia
Left

Left may refer to:

  • Left (direction)
  • Left (Hope of the States album), 2006
  • Left (Sharlok Poems album)
  • Left-wing politics, Left, Leftism, the political trend or ideology
  • Left (Austria), a movement of Marxist–Leninist, Maoist and Trotskyist organisations in Austria
  • Left, a popular name of Republican Left of Catalonia
Left (Hope of the States album)

Left is the second and final album by the band Hope of the States, released on June 19, 2006. It was released on CD, DualDisc CD/DVD, and as a limited edition double 10" vinyl. The album was preceded by two singles, the limited edition "Blood Meridian EP" and "Sing It Out", which reached #39 in the singles charts. The album itself reached #50 on the UK album charts on its initial release.

The album was described as slightly more accessible and guitar-oriented than were the tracks on Hope of the States's debut, The Lost Riots.

There followed a further single, the title track Left, which charted at #63 in August 2006, shortly before the band announced their split.

Left (Sharlok Poems album)

Left is LA Symphony member Sharlok Poems' first album, released under Robot Records. Production by LA Symphony.

  1. Oops Up Side Your Head
  2. Graffiti Art (featuring Sup the Chemist)
  3. Had We Never
  4. Malisa's Best Friend (featuring Terry McFly)
  5. In Passing (featuring After Dawn)
  6. Do Something (featuring CookBook, Joey the Jerk and bTwice)
  7. Left (featuring Joey the Jerk)
  8. Driven by the Facts (featuring J-Beits, bTwice and Pigeon John)
  9. Time & Time Again
  10. Us (Know Peace) (featuring Mona Lisa)
  11. I Wonder
  12. What It Is
  13. Eternity Days (featuring Mona Lisa)
  14. Rain (featuring Mona Lisa)
Left (Austria)

The Electoral Leftist Alliance or Left is a movement of Marxist–Leninist, Maoist and Trotskyist organisations in Austria which was founded by the Communist Initiative, the Socialist Left Party, the League of the Socialist Revolution and other left-wing movements and activists in the run-up to the 2008 legislative election. The Communist Party of Austria was also invited to participate, but it stated that the timeframe was too short and that it would stand on its own instead, while supporting the unification of the left in principle.

Usage examples of "left".

There were no accusations, no questions, instead they simply walked out of the ablutions and left him hanging there.

That fecundation sometimes takes place from right to left and thus produces these abnormal variations.

On examination, we found a very varicose or enlarged condition of the left spermatic veins, and gave it as our opinion that the seminal loss was wholly due to this abnormal condition and could only be cured by an operation that would remove the varicocele.

There he abode a little, wondering at all these things and all that had befallen him since he had left Upmeads.

There were a few lightly coloured Aboriginal boys left and they kept an eye on me.

A small area of abrasion or contusion was on the cheek near the right ear, and a prominent dried abrasion was on the lower left side of the neck.

She showed me a large bruise on her left thigh and healing abrasions on her left knee.

Two officers of the United States navy were walking abreast, unguarded and alone, not looking to the right or left, never frowning, never flinching, while the mob screamed in their ears, shook cocked pistols in their faces, cursed, crowded, and gnashed upon them.

On the twenty-sixth day an abscess formed on the left side below the nipple, and from it was discharged a large quantity of pus and blood.

After a leaf had been left in a weak infusion of raw meat for 10 hours, the cells of the papillae had evidently absorbed animal matter, for instead of limpid fluid they now contained small aggregated masses of protoplasm, which slowly and incessantly changed their forms.

The tented arch is formed by the angle made when the curving ridge above the dot abuts upon the ridge immediately under and to the left of the dot.

The one on the left, however, has an appendage abutting upon the shoulders of its recurve at a right angle.

The hardier swimmers, with Paul, struck out for the abutment on the pier in their usual way and poor Michael was left alone.

You got yourself down that mountain and you left Moon on her own, the way you left Aby lying there for the spooks!

The Academician left the room, returning a minute later with a folder.