Usage examples for erring

  1. The voice of the Eternal is clearly heard in the earnest utterances that fell from their lips, and through all their prophecies the willingness of Divine Mercy to reason with men in spite of their erring ways, is apparent. – Mohammed, The Prophet of Islam by H. E. E. Hayes
  2. And all the while society's true benefactors are engaged in doing this, the weak, the unsuspecting, and the erring must be left an easy prey, even if the work requires for its accomplishment a hundred years. – Ten Nights in a Bar Room by T. S. Arthur
  3. Mrs. Julia looked highly noble and sweet when all was over, like she had rescued an erring sister from the depths. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  4. In it he invited all his erring and repentant subjects to return to his arms, and accept a full forgiveness for their past offense upon the sole condition that they should once more enter the Catholic Church. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  5. Can one make up for a single mistake in one direction by erring continually in the opposite one? – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  6. They contain some of the noblest thoughts that have passed through the minds of our weak and erring race. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece by Various
  7. Like the erring daughters, Lilly had long ago got tired of the eternal milk pudding, and found herself unable to agree that potato soup was vulgar. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  8. No, I read it in your face, and you are not a woman- an erring woman. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  9. There may be forgiveness for other erring ones, but I tell you our crowd is spotted. – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  10. The Father's embrace, receiving home the long- absent, erring but forgiven child, would be warm indeed. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  11. What am I but an erring creature? – Letters of Madam Guyon by P. L. Upham
  12. Dost Thou not see about our feet The tangles of our erring thought? – Songs and Satires by Edgar Lee Masters
  13. Then for the first time in his young and inexperienced life he understood how great erring men and women can be and what patient majesty dwells in the human heart, that for the sake of a trust it does not seek can yet defy the most hideous terrors of the body and the soul. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  14. So Nivin came ashore at dusk to wander through the same streets and alleys to which he had directed another's erring steps at dawn. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  15. You plate- faced, erring backed, s'rimp- eyed little silly, with your love- letters an' messages! – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  16. The new act gives us the chance easily to introduce von Keller, who is needed if the play is to be more than another treatment of the erring daughter confessing her sin to her father. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  17. Is the dream erring – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  18. By the terms of this document the King invited all his erring and repentant subjects, to return to his arms; and to accept a full forgiveness for their past offences, upon the sole condition that they should once more throw themselves upon the bosom of the Mother Church. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  19. Adair spluttered off into the kind of scolding that he might have given an erring child. – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr