- errare humanum est,
Origin of erring
verb (used without object)
Origin of err
Examples from the Web for erring
Still, Nutella seems highly aware of the importance of erring on the side of niche.
This is far too soft, but Woodward can be forgiven for erring on the side of caution.Oliver Stone’s Junk History of the United States Debunked|Michael Moynihan|November 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
With nothing to trust, Spaniards are erring on the side of suspicion.Spain’s Baby-Snatching Scandal Focuses on Nun’s Alleged Role|Mike Elkin|April 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
May God support me, and Ernst be gentle towards his erring wife!The Home|Fredrika Bremer
Finally, in the discipline of the erring, an essential element is love.
And are the sinful, the erring, received into peace and rest?Dawn|Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
The counsels of this wise and judicious friend did much to bring back his erring mind, to submit to the calm dictates of reason.Manners, Vol 3 of 3|Frances Brooke
There is not much danger of erring upon the side of too little law.An Essay on Professional Ethics|George Sharswood
Word Origin for err
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.