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Usage examples for err

  1. Of a more ardent temperament, though equally sensible of the temptation which had caused Alida to err, and as keenly alive to all the consequences to herself, as well as to others, there was something of professional rivalry, and of an official right to investigate, which still mingled with his feelings. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. And if one is to go wrong, I would ten thousand times rather err on that side. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  3. You err, however, in thinking that we may in any respect profit from you. – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith
  4. Honored ghosts, you, would err! – Three Women by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  5. Still it was surely better to err in this direction than to exhibit weakness, and it was only between these two that I had any choice remaining. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  6. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said; It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways. – The Prayer Book Explained by Percival Jackson
  7. It is therefore easy to determine which is the safest side to err on. – Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness by Arthur Martine
  8. I myself am prone to err. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  9. It is better that I should err in trusting her than to be unjust in doubting her. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  10. " He does not err on the side of mercy," said his wife pathetically. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  11. Expressions like to errerror, to forgiveforgiveness, in lines like To err is human, to forgive divine, are very remarkable. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  12. Does report err, and you do not love this maiden? – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. Holding fast this principle a man cannot greatly err. – Amusement: A Force in Christian Training by Rev. Marvin R. Vincent.
  14. For instance, " To err is human, to forgive divine." – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  15. You know we are all liable to err; and- and, by Jupiter! – The Spiritualists and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton
  16. Some may be unfaithful; all are liable to err. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  17. If I err at all, I prefer that it should be on the side of mercy. – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  18. You err there; many women much prefer going alone, without submitting to watch and ward, as though they were children. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  19. Cursed be the sickly forms that err from honest Nature's rule! – Modern English Books of Power by George Hamlin Fitch
  20. Before the house I see armed men stand, and err I not, I ween, they would encounter us! – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
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