Colleagues who admire Hinton say he erred on the side of ethics.
Operationally, Obama also erred by imposing self-defeating constraints on the U.S. military.
Ramos worries that Obama, like George W. Bush, erred by waiting too long to bring up immigration.
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.