I prefer for government to err toward less regulation, lower taxation, and free markets.
No one likes it when their sandcastle is knocked over, but his reaction is a bit, err, extreme.
They tend to err heavily on the side of the government where kidnapping is concerned.
They err who would assert that invariably this is owing to the inherent selfishness of the human heart.
Beijing prefers to err on the side of a little too much worry on the part of its citizens.
We err when we look at sin apart from a correct conception of the world.
See the great blessing of an easy faith; opinion cannot err.
Cicero preferred to err with Plato rather than to think right with other men.
She might, indeed, err too much the other way from sheer high spirits.
It is best when the vineyard is started to err on the side of short pruning.
c.1300, from Old French errer "go astray, lose one's way; make a mistake; transgress," from Latin errare "wander, go astray, be in error," from PIE root *ers- "be in motion, wander around" (cf. Sanskrit arsati "flows;" Old English ierre "angry, straying;" Old Frisian ire "angry;" Old High German irri "angry," irron "astray;" Gothic airziþa "error, deception;" the Germanic words reflecting the notion of anger as a "straying" from normal composure). Related: Erred; erring.