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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; to forgive, divine.
Alexander Pope

The cautious seldom err.

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Mahatma Gandhi

Men err from selfishness; women because they are weak.
Madame de Stael

It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.
Carl von Clausewitz
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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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