erring erring  /ˈɛ rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of making an error

Usage(s):

  1. American newspapers used to rake each other's muck with all the verve they now expend on erring politicians.
  2. The excommunication was not published until now, in hopes that the erring priest might mend his ways.
  3. It is often our own internal flaws or wilful erring that prevents us those passing moments of perfection.

News

  • MONTGOMERY: Schools playing it safe after black bear sightings

    MONTGOMERY — The Village and Orchard Hill elementary schools in the district are erring on the side of caution after a black bear was spotted nearby earlier this week and has since been hanging around the area.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Princeton Packet

Quotes

  1. "He has grown a hand and put on 80 kilograms and looks amazing," Waterhouse said. "However, the downside of being such a big, strong colt and such a valuable stallion means we are erring on the cautious side. Fundamentally, the colt is being...
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: Gai Waterhouse Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Clubs have got a vested interest," Webcke told The Sun-Herald . "They want their players, particularly the good ones, back on the field. You could almost forgive a club for erring on the side of leniency to get them back on the field. It [an...
    on Jul 26, 2008 By: Shane Webcke Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "There's a good blend of experience and youth - probably erring on the side of experience," Larkham said. "It's very similar to the '99 campaign."
    on Aug 31, 2007 By: Stephen Larkham Source: Canoe.ca

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