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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of err.

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Examples

  • I thought Lieberman is an Independent teleprompter who wispers when McCain errs?

    Lieberman attacks Obama over foreign policy

  • But hell, if you two fellas can't see the difference in errs in logic versus slaughtering the language itself, then YOU have a problem!

    Misamprehension

  • The historical method falsely so called errs in confining its view to what can be seen immediately around it, and so its process is exclusively horizontal.

    A Tour of the Missions Observations and Conclusions

  • I've noticed a few of the Amazon reviews get pretty nitpicky about that, but in my judgment, Golden "errs" correctly on the side of telling an engaging story that's accessible to someone who just wants to read a good vampire novel.

    Archive 2009-05-24

  • Fancy words like "errs" and "scintillates" are easy to misuse and come across as trying too hard.

    HH Com 348

  • Our correspondent errs through over zeal, in supposing that our former notice was written in the spirit of detraction.

    Letter 388

  • The basic economic assumption that people are rational may not be perfect but it likely errs on the side of explaining market function.

    Poverty and Social Pressure, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • On the other hand, I think we're seeing this type of story in part because our culture errs on the side of overprotecting kids from a lot of things.

    mrissa: Books read, late December

  • The commission errs egregiously, however, in insisting that the deficiencies that led to the Macondo blowout were "systemic," which suggests that several hundred exploration and production firms and related service companies share guilt for this disaster.

    Looking Beyond The BP Commission's Report

  • "Because it can be intrinsically difficult to place a monetary value on some gifts, particularly unique gifts that may be hand made, Governor Palin's disclosure errs on the side of disclosure, even if the value is unknown but could be greater than $250 but may in face be less."

    Palin reveals receiving range of gifts

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