in error

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References in classic literature ?
Hence they are in error who censure Euripides just because he follows this principle in his plays, many of which end unhappily.
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.
The inmates from HM Prison Durham were among 65 convicted criminals or suspects freed nationally in error over that time, the highest number in six years.