the error of one's ways

Definition of the error of one's ways

  1. :  one's wrong actions or bad behavior Congress saw/recognized the error of its ways and repealed the law.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

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

    :  an act involving an unintentional deviation from truth or accuracy

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

  1. :  way

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