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Definition of Err


  1. To wander; to roam; to stray.
  2. To deviate from the true course; to miss the thing aimed at.
  3. To miss intellectual truth; to fall into error; to mistake in judgment or opinion; to be mistaken.
  4. To deviate morally from the right way; to go astray, in a figurative sense; to do wrong; to sin.
  5. To offend, as by erring.

Err Quotations

To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Alexander Pope

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Hunter S. Thompson

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
Mahatma Gandhi

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.
Doug Larson
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Err Translations

err in Danish is tage fejl
err in Dutch is dwalen, een fout maken
err in French is errons, errez, errent
err in German is irren
err in Italian is fallare
err in Latin is desum, pecco, erro, palor
err in Norwegian is feile
err in Spanish is equivocarse, errar
err in Swedish is fela, missta sig
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