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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

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

The cautious seldom err.

Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
Leonardo da Vinci

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
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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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