err

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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

References in classic literature ?
What Wickham had said of the living was fresh in her memory, and as she recalled his very words, it was impossible not to feel that there was gross duplicity on one side or the other; and, for a few moments, she flattered herself that her wishes did not err.
As regards the greater truths, men oftener err by seeking them at the bottom than at the top; Truth lies in the huge abysses where wisdom is sought-not in the palpable palaces where she is found.
Neither is it almost seen, that very beautiful persons are otherwise of great virtue; as if nature were rather busy, not to err, than in labor to produce excellency.
All founders of states endeavour to comprehend within their own plan everything of nearly the same kind with it; but in doing this they err, in the manner I have already described in treating of the preservation and destruction of governments.
Great statesmen err, and why not small medical men?