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  • verb

Synonyms for err

make a mistake

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sin

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Synonyms for err

to make an error or mistake

to violate a moral or divine law

to turn away from a prescribed course of action or conduct

Synonyms for err

to make a mistake or be incorrect

wander from a direct course or at random

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If he had not erred on the side of generosity, he had at least played the game fairly.
Both the god and the clod schools erred, in Martin's estimation, and erred through too great singleness of sight and purpose.
I shall prove, if what you say is so, that the Church has erred through ignorance.
I have not attempted to conceal any of my errors; they have been great, though others have erred as I have erred.
With execrations not loud but deep I left him to live or die as he could, well satisfied that I had done my duty in attempting to save him - but forgetting how I had erred in bringing him into such a condition, and how insultingly my after-services had been offered - and sullenly prepared to meet the consequences if he should choose to say I had attempted to murder him - which I thought not unlikely, as it seemed probable he was actuated by such spiteful motives in so perseveringly refusing my assistance.
But Mbonga, sure as he thought himself, erred in his calculations.
Thus the heroe is always introduced with a flourish of drums and trumpets, in order to rouse a martial spirit in the audience, and to accommodate their ears to bombast and fustian, which Mr Locke's blind man would not have grossly erred in likening to the sound of a trumpet.
A hundred times hitherto hath spirit as well as virtue attempted and erred.
It is hard to see that the lower part of the face is too delicately refined away towards the chin to be in full and fair proportion with the upper part; that the nose, in escaping the aquiline bend (always hard and cruel in a woman, no matter how abstractedly perfect it may be), has erred a little in the other extreme, and has missed the ideal straightness of line; and that the sweet, sensitive lips are subject to a slight nervous contraction, when she smiles, which draws them upward a little at one corner, towards the cheek.
If I, a man, with a man's advantages and means and energies, had slighted the whisper in my heart, that if my father had erred, it was my first duty to conceal the fault and to repair it, what youthful figure with tender feet going almost bare on the damp ground, with spare hands ever working, with its slight shape but half protected from the sharp weather, would have stood before me to put me to shame?
If, said Mr Wegg by way of peroration, he had erred in saying only 'Halves
The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders contended that the government had erred in directing the cable operators to block the two TV channels.
Katherine's lawyer had argued that the verdict form used by the jury had been faulty and that the judge had erred by refusing to let them pursue a negligence claim independent of the hiring case.
Global Banking News-August 7, 2013--Mizrahi CEO says Bank Leumi erred on Dankner(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
The defendants appealed raising several issues, which were as follows: 1) Whether the trial court erred as a matter of law or abused its discretion in charging the jury that it could award damages under the Wrongful Death Act for plaintiffs' loss of the society and companionship of Hyseem.