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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ERRED

If I have erred, 'tis to worldly wisdom only that I have erred.

Would you not rather say to a brother, "I have erred; forgive me!"

He knew that Hamish had not erred from any base self-gratification, but from love.

I have erred in trying to conceal my history in the manner I have.

And, if I haply had erred, to undo the wrong, and release you.

I will show them wherein they have erred, and that transgression stands in the way to life.

They truly belonged to each other, though they had not erred.

If he had erred, let him at least atone for his error with his blood!

Yes,” he thought, as he passed slowly downstairs to his carriage, “I have erred.

I had believed you one who erred through excess of holiness.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French errer "go astray, lose one's way; make a mistake; transgress," from Latin errare "wander, go astray, be in error," from PIE root *ers- "be in motion, wander around" (cf. Sanskrit arsati "flows;" Old English ierre "angry, straying;" Old Frisian ire "angry;" Old High German irri "angry," irron "astray;" Gothic airziþa "error, deception;" the Germanic words reflecting the notion of anger as a "straying" from normal composure). Related: Erred; erring.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.