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afford
 v.  pay or provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of
Example Sentence: (65 in 5 pages)
1  There is a limit to the amount of money I can afford.
2  We will be grateful for whatever amount you can afford.
3  The funds available for the health service are finite and we cannot afford to waste money.
4  Being able to afford a drink would be a comfort in these tough times.
5  For my return journey, I felt I could afford the extra and travel first class.
6  He couldn't then afford the money to go on the trip.
7  The truth is we can't afford to keep all the staff on.
8  The team can't afford to foul up in this game.
9  I can't afford to spend any more money this week.
10  I began to wonder if I'd ever be able to afford my own apartment.
11  If we budget carefully, we'll be able to afford a new house.
12  If we budget carefully we'll be able to afford the trip.
13  He cannot afford to buy her a new dress, not to mention a gold ring.
14  She only bought that sports car to show off and prove she could afford one.
15  He could barely afford the railway fare.
Classic Sentence: (200 in 14 pages)
1  Melanie knew she had Ashley securely, so she could well afford to show such a Christian spirit.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  The butcher shops carried almost no beef and very little mutton, and that mutton cost so much only the rich could afford it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  My child, Sherman has twice as many men as Johnston, and he can afford to lose two men for every one of our gallant laddies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  And Johnston can't afford to lose a single man.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  They had suffered heavy losses but they could afford to lose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  She could afford to be loyal to Dimity and say nice things about her, for Alex Fontaine had never been one of her own beaux.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
7  No, she could not afford to count on Frank for much.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
8  Scarlett knew the town was talking but she did not care, could not afford to care.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
9  Sometimes when Scarlett saw guests sitting on the grass, sipping tea, the only refreshment the Wilkeses could afford, she wondered how Melanie could bring herself to expose her poverty so shamelessly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
10  You can afford to be--but you won't.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  I made him do all sorts of things he didn't want to do, like making people pay their bills when they really couldn't afford to pay them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  He told her instead that a man of his position could not afford to have only one nurse.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
13  No; very few of the historians can afford to buy them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  She knew she could not afford it, and she was afraid of acquiring so expensive a taste.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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15  I really think, mother," she said reproachfully, "we might afford a few fresh flowers for luncheon.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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