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err

 (ĕr, ûr)
intr.v. erred, err·ing, errs
1. To make an error or misjudgment: I erred in turning onto the dead-end street.
2. To commit an act that is wrong; do wrong.
3. Archaic To stray.

[Middle English erren, from Old French errer, from Latin errāre, to wander; see ers- in Indo-European roots.]

erring

(ˈɜːrɪŋ)
adj
1. straying from the right moral course or accepted standards
2. unfaithful
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.erring - capable of making an error; "all men are error-prone"
fallible - likely to fail or make errors; "everyone is fallible to some degree"

erring

adjective offending, guilty, transgressive photos of the erring politician back in the bosom of his supportive family
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And there is but one way in which a strong determined soul can learn it--by getting his heart-strings bound round the weak and erring, so that he must share not only the outward consequence of their error, but their inward suffering.
Never seeing me in the day-time, she concluded that I was a gambler, and that the light in my window was placed there by my mother to guide her erring son home.
These erring bodies might create serious perils for the travelers.
She had made one last appeal to friends, but, against the chill wall of their respectability, the voice of the erring outcast fell unheeded; and then she had gone to see her child - had held it in her arms and kissed it, in a weary, dull sort of way, and without betraying any particular emotion of any kind, and had left it, after putting into its hand a penny box of chocolate she had bought it, and afterwards, with her last few shillings, had taken a ticket and come down to Goring.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday has vowed to impose stricter sanctions against erring private contractors to ensure on-time completion of government projects.
Director Oscar Albayalde, NCRPO chief, said the watch list of erring cops in Metro Manila was already forwarded to the national police's Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) for proper action as the unit is specifically dedicated in catching scalawag cops.
Cimatu's directive to crack down on erring establishments that are contributing to water pollution in Boracay.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Warri Zonal Office, on Wednesday, said it has, in the last one week, effected the sealing of 15 erring petrol stations across Delta State.
The erring policemen committed various offenses such as involvement in illegal drugs, grave misconduct and neglect of duty.
Summary: While none of the erring shops was shut down, 13 of them were issued warning letters, she disclosed.
26 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has given four weeks to the Tamil Nadu Government to act against erring police officials responsible for the forced piercing of cheeks of about 20 children last year.
If the government finds that the two channels are erring, it can approach the relevant regulatory authority for relief.