They tend to err heavily on the side of the government where kidnapping is concerned.
If Democrats learn anything from last night, let it be that it is better to err on the side of boldness.
In general, he tended to err on the side of inclusion and compassion.
No one likes it when their sandcastle is knocked over, but his reaction is a bit, err, extreme.
They err who would assert that invariably this is owing to the inherent selfishness of the human heart.
We err when we look at sin apart from a correct conception of the world.
Deeply, however, did she err, and cruelly was she destined to be undeceived.
Cicero preferred to err with Plato rather than to think right with other men.
But I thought it better to err on the side of inclusion than on that of exclusion.
It is best when the vineyard is started to err on the side of short pruning.
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.