the error of one's ways

Definition of the error of one's ways

:one's wrong actions or bad behavior
  • Congress saw/recognized the error of its ways and repealed the law.
  • He publicly acknowledged the error of his ways and asked for forgiveness.

Word by Word Definitions

error play
  1. : an act or condition of ignorant or imprudent deviation from a code of behavior

  2. : an act involving an unintentional deviation from truth or accuracy

  3. : an act that through ignorance, deficiency, or accident departs from or fails to achieve what should be done : such as

ways play
  1. : way

  1. : in (such) a way, course, direction, or manner


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