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[ erd, urd ]


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of err.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of erred1

err ( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the past tense; err ( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the past participle

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Example Sentences

He rarely if ever erred or stumbled, and if so, deferred to his referees.

Zuckerberg acknowledges Facebook erred by not removing a post that urged armed action in KenoshaZuckerberg acknowledged to Baldwin during the hearing that militant groups organizing online is a “big area of concern” for the company.

Some of these symptoms overlap with the common cold, but it’s best to err on the side of safety.

David Rosenthal’s take on the core relationships is both less textured and less toxic than Amy Sherman-Palladino’s, but with the end so near, the show can afford to err on the side of warmth.

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I usually err on the side of fewer layers while running in the cold, but I’m looking forward to testing it out once it gets frigid.

Nencini decided that the appellate court that set Knox free erred in evidentiary and legal matters.

He could have erred, failed, or cracked under pressure; he could have simply not connected with people.

But the agency still erred, namely by not executing visits to the home in the months following the adoption as required.

Levin also thought the president erred by claiming there was a “direct” security interest for the United States in Syria.

Here, we deal with guilty children and, in some cases, with parents who have grossly erred.

And they that erred in spirit, shall know understanding, and they that murmured, shall learn the law.

If I have been in fault, God knows that I have erred through ignorance, that it was wholly unintentional on my part.

Perhaps I erred in thinking thee beautiful, but, sure I am, thou didst wear the beauty of the soul.

They erred from feeling, an error so very rare with them, that it might be pardoned even for its singularity.

Miles had erred, but Bassett had taken the matter in hand promptly, secretly, and effectively.


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