Left-wing Sentence Examples
Corps were streaming up through the woods against the French left wing.
Their left wing drove the English back, but Lord Dacre's reserve corps restored the fight on this side.
The cavalry of his left wing stood fast, west of Doon Hill, as a pivot of manoeuvre, the northern face of Doon (where the ground rises from the burn at an average slope of fifteen degrees and is even steeper near the summit) he left unoccupied.
Before long, while the hostile left wing still remained inactive, the unfortunate troops of the French centre and right were gradually hemmed in by the whole force of the Allies.
A few scattered units managed to escape, and the left wing retreated unmolested, but at the cost of about 3000 casualties the Allies inflicted a loss of 6000 killed and wounded and 9000 prisoners on the enemy, who were, moreover, so shaken that they never recovered their confidence to the end of the campaign.Advertisement
The battle of Gettysburg began on the 1st of July with the defeat of the left wing of the Army of the Potomac and the death of General Reynolds.
During the second day's battle he commanded the left centre of the Union army, and after General Sickles had been wounded, the whole of the left wing.
At the Wilderness he commanded, during the second day's fighting, half of the Union army; at Spottsylvania he had charge of the fierce and successful attack on the "salient"; at Cold Harbor his corps formed the left wing in the unsuccessful assault on the Confederate lines.
Tallard therefore had a few horse on his right between the Danube and Blenheim, a mass of infantry in his centre atBlenheim itself, and a long line of cavalry supported by a few battalions forming his left wing in the plain, and connecting with the right of Marsin's army.
To this end he had, on the 14th, massed his left wing (Reille and D'Erlon) around Solre, and his right wing (Gerard) at Philippeville; whilst the central mass (Vandamme, Lobau, the Guard and the Cavalry Reserve) lay around Beaumont.Advertisement
When the French left wing and centre reached the Sambre bridges, at Marchienne and Charleroi, they found them held and strongly barricaded, and the cavalry were powerless to force the passage.
The left wing was directed to push up the Gosselies-Quatre Bras road, and Pajol's cavalry followed the Prussians who retired along the Gilly-Fleurus road.
The centre and left wing together would then make a night-march to Brussels.
In other words, Ney had merely to hold Wellington with part of the French left wing all day, and detach the remainder of his force to co-operate in the deathblow at Ligny.
Repeated orders sent to the commander of the division left by D'Erlon failed to induce him to engage his command decisively, and thus Napoleon obtained no direct co-operation from his left wing on this, the first decisive day of the campaign.Advertisement
At the battle of Caporetto, Badoglio commanded the same corps, the left wing of which was broken by Otto von Below's attack from the Tolmino bridgehead.
The 2nd and 4th Armies were the left wing of a widespread converging movement on Liao-Yang.
On his left wing the attacks of the Guard and 2nd divisions (action of Yang-tzu-ling) on the Russian front and flank failed, the frontal attack because of the resolute defence, the flank attack from sheer fatigue of the troops.
The Russian left wing observed the movement all day, and within its limited local resources made dispositions to meet it.
Returning to France in 1815, he commanded a division on the French left wing at Waterloo and attacked Hougomont with great pertinacity.Advertisement
This tower lies behind the extremity of the left wing of the building.
The left wing of the party,-22 deputies and 5 senators - after a somewhat violent quarrel, then broke away and formed an independent organization owing allegiance to the Third (Moscow) International.
General McClellan had captured the passes of South Mountain farther east on the 14th, and his Army of the Potomac marched to meet Lee's forces which, hitherto divided, had, by the 16th, successfully concentrated between the Antietam and the Potomac. The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia occupied a position which, in relation to the surrounding country, may be compared to the string of a bow in the act of being drawn, Lee's left wing forming the upper half of the string, his right the lower, and the Potomac in his rear the bow itself.
Early on the 19th the corps of Sumner and Mansfield followed Hooker across the upper stream whilst McClellan's left wing (Burnside's corps) drew up opposite Lee's extreme right.
The whole of the Southern army in the west swung round on its left wing as the pivot, and Buell only just reached Louisville before his opponent.Advertisement
He led the left wing in the battles of the Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela.
The battle of the first day began late in the afternoon, for Schwarzenberg waited as long as possible for the corps of Klenau, which formed his extreme left wing on the Freiberg road.
His son Walter, sixth steward, who had joint command with Sir James Douglas of the left wing at the battle of Bannockburn, married Marjory, daughter of Robert the Bruce, and during the latter's absence in Ireland was entrusted with the government of the kingdom.
The left wing of cavalry was to move under cover of woods, houses and hollows to gain Wangenies, where it was to connect with the frontal attack of the French centre from Fleurus and to envelop Waldeck's right.
In the meanwhile the French feudatories on the left wing had thoroughly defeated the imperialists opposed to them, and William Longsword, earl of Salisbury, the leader of this corps, was unhorsed and taken prisoner by the warlike bishop of Beauvais.
They have been reckoned an extreme left wing of the Reformation, because for a time they followed Luther and Zwingli.
This attack was to have, beside its own field artillery, the support of fifty-four heavy guns, and the Russian left wing on the Balaklava battleground was to keep Bosquet occupied.
Soimonov himself, however, formed up some 9000 men, who drove back the British left wing - for the whole of Pennefather's force at the time was no more than 3600 men.
When the right wing had made sufficient ground the left wing was to come into action against the Italian line in the Seven Communes, north of the Upper Astico.
The course of the battle, with the necessity of bringing up reserve divisions, led to a reorganization of the attacking forces, von Koevess taking command of the left wing and Dankl of the right.
The left wing of the division was not attacked in force and Bertotti was able to assist Ricci Armani with his guns.
Contact was lost with the left wing of the XVIII.
On May 27 Dankl's left wing was down in the Astico valley and close upon Arsiero, and on the following day his centre crossed the Posina in force and attacked the Italian 27th Div.
The first reinforcements had to be sent to strengthen the left wing.
Bautzen itself was held as an advanced post of the left wing (Russians), the main body of which lay 2 m.
Corps, whose left wing held the Plezzo basin and was in contact with the Carnia Force on Monte Rombon.
Krauss's Bosnians had met with no success against the left wing of the Italian 43rd Div., being driven back by counterattacks after capturing the front lines, but Stein's group had carried all before it.
By evening the magnitude of the initial enemy success was clear, though it was not yet clear to what extent the whole Italian left wing was crumbling.
It was an extraordinary case of collective deception, which hastened the break-up of Capello's whole left wing.
Army was obviously too large for movement, the left wing was given to Gen.
For the safety of his route to the new positions assigned to his army depended now on the ability of the left wing of the worn-out II.
Army and try once more to envelop the Italian left wing.
In 1899 he qualified as a lawyer, and speedily became a prominent agitator on the extreme Left wing of the Socialist party.
The wali of Arabia commanded the right, and the itimadu d-daulah, or prime minister, the left wing.
The wali of Arabia commenced the battle by attacking the left wing of the Afghans with great fury, routing it, and plundering their camp. The prime minister immediately afterwards attacked the enemys right wing, but was routed, and the Afghans, taking advantage of the confusion, captured the Persian guns and turned them on the Persian centre, who fled in confusion without striking a blow.
The eldest of these, Count Antal (1676-1722), distinguished himself in the war against Rakoczy in 1703, but changed sides in 1704 and commanded the left wing of the Kuruczis at the engagements of Nagyszombat (1704) and Vereskii (1705).
Of this army, however, one division only was involved in the frontal fight, and it became evident to the Turks in the afternoon of the 30th that enough enemy forces remained over to roll up their left wing and interpose between the main body and Constantinople.
On the Royalist right was half the cavalry under Rupert; the infantry was in the centre in two lines and the left wing of cavalry was under General (Lord) Goring.
The Russian commander massed his troops in heavy columns after the fashion of 1813, and drew in his left wing so that it should as far as possible be out of range of the allied men-of-war, which were sailing down the coast in line with their land forces.
Karlsruhe possesses further the Zahringen museum of curiosities, which is in the left wing of the Schloss; an architectural school (1891); industrial art school and museum; cadet school (1892); botanical and electrotechnical institutes; and horticultural and agricultural schools.
The left wing of the Roman army was retiring in confusion before the Macedonian right led by Philip in person, when Flamininus, leaving them to their fate, boldly charged the left wing under Nicanor, which was forming on the heights.
Before the left wing had time to form, Flamininus was upon them, and a massacre rather than a fight ensued.
They were fettered by the dissatisfaction of the Left wing of their own party.
In 1907 he was elected member of the third and subsequently of the fourth State Duma, where he joined the left wing of the Octobrist (Moderate Liberal) party.
She was becoming more left-wing in her political sympathies, and wanting to pursue an artistic, almost Bohemian lifestyle.
His military background tells us something, but since announcing his candidacy he has sought to promote left-wing credentials.
And The New York Times is putting its own arrogant, elitist, left-wing agenda before the interests of the American people.
The current issue of the left-wing magazine Red Pepper takes evasion into outright falsehood.
Which is where the former left-wing firebrand Roland Muldoon comes into the story.
It holds that she has given up all she used to hold as a left wing firebrand.
The war on drugs is clearly focused on those areas where the left wing guerrilla movements are located.
Using this legislation it was decided to deport immigrants from Europe who had been involved in left-wing politics.
As a result PBS is frequently lambasted by American conservatives as a left-wing liberal mouthpiece.
The extreme left wing is in control but paradoxically out of control in many of our civilized western nations!
And there is still a large number of left wing militants around the country, and people with left wing ideals.
One is John Pilger, the left-wing polemicist, and the other is Mark Ballard, a Green member of the Scottish Parliament.
And I will be attempting to stop the various left-wing quangos telling the police what to do, how to do their job.
According to left-wing radicals, the collective equality of citizenship of the Nation-People provided the antidote to the selfish privileges of the private property-owners.
But left wing leaders cannot, on their own, solve the problem of trade union reformism.
Thank god many of the gloomy predictions of Labor's left wing proved spurious.
Red attacker No. 7 is attacking down the left wing touchline and shoots the ball toward the defending teams ' goal.
Shortly after leaving the ground, the aircraft encountered a little turbulence and the left wing moved down.
Steve Dunn waved for play to continue and Leeds broke upfield to win a left-wing corner.
The New Statesman was a left-wing weekly which was sometimes almost Marxist in its views.
The Danish troops lining the opposite coast were quickly overpowered, and the whole of Fiinen was won with the loss of only two companies of cavalry, which disappeared under the ice while fighting with the Danish left wing.
To push on farther might isolate the left wing among a host of allies.
Both, however, doubtless knew as much and as little as suited their convenience of the doings of the left wing of their party, which served to aggravate the embarrassments of the government.
The English right wing first appeared, tried the morass in vain, and then set out to turn it by a long detour; the main battle under the king halted in front of it, while the left wing under Antony Bec, bishop of Durham, was able to reach the head of the marsh without much delay.
Hashemite rule in Iraq lasted until 1958 when it was overthrown by a popular revolution, installing a left-wing, pro-Soviet military government.
Those who call themselves left wing are among the most vociferous opponents of change today.
The left wing was totally destroyed by the bombardment of 1795, but has since been restored.
It was formed in the traditional order of the galleys - a long line abreast, subdivided into the centre or "battle" commanded by Don John in person, the left wing under the proveditore Barbarigo, and the right under Gianandrea Doria.
We find in the Babylonian-Assyrian omen-texts special designations for the three main lobes of the sheep's liver - the lobus dexter, the lobus sinister and the lobus caudatus; the first-named being called "the right wing of the liver," the second "the left wing of the liver," and the third "the middle of the liver."
But Leslie descended the hill to complete his triumph, and Cromwell immediately observed the disadvantages of his antagonist's new position, cramped by the hill behind and separated from his left wing.
The left wing was composed of the papal contingent, 6000 infantry and 800 gendarmes under Fabrizio Colonna; the centre, of half the Spanish contingent, 4000 infantry and 600 lancers under the viceroy; the right, of 1000 light horse under Pescara.
The left wing of the Persians under Tissaphernes avoided a serious conflict with the Greeks; Cyrus in the centre threw himself upon Artaxerxes, but was slain in a desperate struggle.
The attack on the centre was repulsed by the cool and steady fire of the Guards, and the left wing maintained its position with ease, but the French cavalry for the second time came to close quarters with the reserve.
From this point his view was, however, restricted to the immediate foreground, and he only saw the camps of Hohenlohe's left wing.