Origin of err
OTHER WORDS FROM errerr·a·bil·i·ty, nounerr·a·ble, adjective
How to use err in a sentence
In two cases, federal judges noted that in approving the Paycheck Protection Program, Congress specified that the loans be available to “any business” and that the administration erred in ruling out some industries.Debt collectors, payday lenders collected over $500 million in federal pandemic relief|Peter Whoriskey, Joel Jacobs, Aaron Gregg|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
If nothing else, this suggests you can err on the side of caution in backing off your strength routine fairly early.
Today’s motorcycle industry has again erred in the direction of excess, so there’s some symmetry in Honda returning to its roots with the Trail 125, which costs just $3,899 and weighs only 259 pounds.
If the Soviets had erred, she said, they had done so in not exhibiting the works earlier.Irina Antonova, grande dame of Russian cultural life, dies at 98|Emily Langer|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
In the meantime, quantum computers have a tendency to err, and accounting for and correcting those errors is the industry’s top priority.
Yet despite a lifetime of clinical work, he actually errs on the side of literature.Psychoanalysis as Literature: Stephen Grosz’s ‘The Examined Life’|Lucy Scholes|June 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One night she somehow errs in every one: all 1,500 holes are wrong.How Millie Werber Survived the Holocaust: ‘Two Rings: A Story of Love and War’|Eve Keller|April 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Murray also errs in reducing educational attainment and professional success solely to genetic endowment.Charles Murray’s ‘Coming Apart’ and the Culture Myth|Ralph Richard Banks|February 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Kaplan errs in not taking Sinatra, the actor, seriously enough.
I adopt, unreservedly, the doctrine that "nothing is that errs from law."
A minnow always errs when he undertakes to swim in the company of a whale.Daisy Ashford: Her Book|Daisy Ashford
So far from being deficient in melodious effectiveness, Wagner's writing for the voice, I would hold, errs upon the other side.Aspects of Modern Opera|Lawrence Gilman
One young Englishman whom I have met lately errs on the side of over-appreciation.Penelope's English Experiences|Kate Douglas Wiggin
But let him show the tenderness which is due to a great man even when he errs.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey