Err in a sentence

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Definition of Err

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

How to use err in a sentence. Err pronunciation.

To those who err in judgment, not in will, anger is gentle.
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Evidently she admired most the poet in him; and as this, on the whole, agreed with his own opinion, he decided to err, if anything, on the side of shabbiness.
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Millers of due faculty (with millstones of _iron_) being scarce in the Cockney region, and even cooks liable to err, the Ashburtons have on their resources undertaken the brunt of the problem one of their own Surrey or Hampshire millers is to grind the stuff, and their own cook, a Frenchman commander of a whole squadron, is to undertake the dressing according to the rules.
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And wheresoe'er thy footsteps err, Confront thy fated torturer!
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Let me explain that in my song "I celebrate a comrade young And the extent of his caprice; O epic Muse, my powers increase And grant success to labour long; Having a trusty staff bestowed, Grant that I err not on the road.
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For think not, unless you wilfully will err against your knowledge, that I speak of it as the Jews do of the Law.
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In the month of October, as I take it, or at least September, that I may not err, for I will carefully take heed of that, was the week so famous in the annals, which they call the week of the three Thursdays; for it had three of them by means of their irregular leap-years, called Bissextiles, occasioned by the sun's having tripped and stumbled a little towards the left hand, like a debtor afraid of sergeants, coming right upon him to arrest him: and the moon varied from her course above five fathom, and there was manifestly seen the motion of trepidation in the firmament of the fixed stars, called Aplanes, so that the middle Pleiade, leaving her fellows, declined towards the equinoctial, and the star named Spica left the constellation of the Virgin to withdraw herself towards the Balance, known by the name of Libra, which are cases very terrible, and matters so hard and difficult that astrologians cannot set their teeth in them; and indeed their teeth had been pretty long if they could have reached thither.
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Pray to God, that her He pardon wherein she did err.
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The accursed book of the Recreation of Dice was a great while ago excogitated in Achaia, near Bourre, by that ancient enemy of mankind, the infernal calumniator, who, before the statue or massive image of the Bourraic Hercules, did of old, and doth in several places of the world as yet, make many simple souls to err and fall into his snares.
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The mystic may also err because of ignorance, and fall into the meshes of nature’s law, but being actuated by love, his mistakes will never be very serious, and as he grows in grace the soundless voice within his heart will speak more distinctly to teach him the way.
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We do not err if we assert that from 20 to 25 per cent. of all mental diseases stand in a direct or indirect relation to the evil consequences of intemperance in the use of intoxicating liquors.
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Nor did such men err if those things are true which the adversaries defend [if the doctrine of the adversaries be true, the Ethics is a precious book of sermons, and a fine new Bible].
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Therefore they err who trust that by the Law, by their own works, they merit the remission of sins.
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For some are called angelic; others, subtile; and others irrefragable [that is, doctors who cannot err].
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There is need of the power of Christ against the devil, namely, that, inasmuch as we know that for Christ's sake we are heard, and have the promise, we may pray for the governance and defense of the Holy Ghost, that we may neither be deceived and err, nor be impelled to undertake anything contrary to God's will.
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They err who imagine that He has merited only a first grace, and that afterwards we please God and merit eternal life by our fulfilling of the Law.
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Wherefore the adversaries err when they infer that James teaches that we merit remission of sins and grace by good works, and that by our works we have access to God, without Christ as Propitiator.
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Neither must we transfer to the Popes what belongs to the true Church, namely, that they are pillars of the truth, that they do not err.
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They altogether err who imagine that Levitical sacrifices merited the remission of sins before God, and, by this example in addition to the death of Christ, require in the New Testament sacrifices that are to be applied on behalf of others.
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They were men, and could err and be deceived.
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Examples of Err

Example #1
We ought never to mock the wretched, for who can be sure of being always happy?
Example #2
Wrapt up in error is the human mind, And human bliss is ever insecure; Know we what fortune yet remains behind?
Example #3
His demeanor was also regulated with premeditation; he spoke little, and only on impersonal matters; he wished her to realize that in visiting him for the first time alone she was doing nothing remarkable, although, in fact, that was a point about which he was not at all sure.
Example #4
He read her note once more, and the postscript about the sonnet settled the matter.
Example #5
It came all safe and right, according to your charitable program; without cost or trouble to us of any kind; not without curious interest and satisfaction!
Example #6
Twice I have heard since I spoke last: prompt response about the Philadelphia Bill; exact performance of your voluntary promise,-Indian Corn itself is now here for a week past.... Still more interesting is the barrel of genuine Corn ears,- Indian Cobs of edible grain, from the Barn of Emerson himself!