in error

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References in classic literature ?
On doubts being expressed as to the correctness of this method, they immediately proved that not only was the mean distance 234,347 miles, but that astronomers could not possibly be in error in their estimate by more than seventy miles either way.
This moderation towards those who are in error is one of the most characteristic features of Socrates in the Republic.
Macy has confirmed that the listing of A&A as a creditor is in error.