proverb Even the best person sometimes makes a mistake due to a momentary lack of alertness or attention.
[with allusion to Latin dormitat Homerus (Horace Ars Poetica 359)]
More example sentences
- Well, even Homer nods, and what Eliot gives is sufficient to evoke the lines he has in mind.
- But even Homer nods, and so does Nabokov, and to build whole-scale interpretations on details that seem much more explicable as errors is fraught with danger.
- But even Homer nods, and Justice White penned a Brennanesque whopper in Garner.