Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of err.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of er.

Etymologies

From the verb err. (Wiktionary)
From the verb er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But we are not to restrain this place to the apostle's converting such as erred from the truth; no, nor to other ministerial endeavours of the like nature, since it is said, "If any err, and one convert him, let him be who he will that does so good an office for another, he is therein an instrument of saving a soul from death."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • The US admitting that they erred is a good first step but it's not really enough now, is it?

    05/28/2005

  • All the counsels of Mrs. Arlbery upon this subject occurred to her; and imagining she had hitherto erred from a simple facility, she rejoiced in the accident which had pointed her to a safer path, and shewn her that, in the present disordered state of the opinions of Edgar, the only way to a lasting accommodation was to alarm his security, by asserting her own independence.

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • Covetous persons will quit the faith, if that be the way to get money: Which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • Ironically, the Bush Administration's second term erred in the opposite direction, almost eliminating differences in advice to the President until there was really only one voice in his ear at critical points.

    Israelated - English Israel blogs

  • 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • One of these fellows (now the highest financial officer of the land!) it seems had even "erred" (then endeavored to finesse the audit, then paid up just prior to ordering his new federal office furniture) in reporting his income tax, as did several other presidential nominees for high offices of trust.

    Hope and Trust in Obama, or Renewed Vigilance?

  • Do yourself a favor; the next time you are forced to make a similar admission, say that you "erred" or that you made an "error of judgment"; even "I made a mistake" would be acceptable - But don't say that you "screwed up", alright?

    Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (?)

  • The application claims that Levensohn "erred" when he rejected

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Joubert argued that the High Court had "erred" in dismissing

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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