AFFORD's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of afford
Definition:
v. pay; provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of
Example:
The deal not only reduces the cost of certain AIDS drugs, but it also gives poor countries the confidence that they can afford to treat citizens in the long-term.
Sentence in Classic:
Sherlock Holmes and I read these notices over together at breakfast, and they appeared to afford him considerable amusement.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
If this man could afford to buy so expensive a hat three years ago, and has had no hat since, then he has assuredly gone down in the world.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
And now, Watson, if you can endure the draught from a broken window, I think that half an hour in my study over a cigar may afford you some profitable amusement.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Education is costly; and even if it were not, and I could afford it, I am of opinion that it would not be at all advantageous to you to be kept at school.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
My lavish habits led his easy nature into expenses that he could not afford, corrupted the simplicity of his life, and disturbed his peace with anxieties and regrets.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
The performance seemed a little long to Sissy and Louisa, particularly when it stopped to afford the Clown an opportunity of telling Mr.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Brownlow looked around the office as if in search of some person who would afford him the required information.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Again, men being moved to hatred either by fear or envy, these two most powerful causes of dislike are cancelled in respect of things which are past, because what is past can neither do us hurt, nor afford occasion for envy.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
However, he means to succeed, and a man who has centuries before him can afford to wait and to go slow.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
Day came, and she was transformed again into a grand lady; again she went out, laughed, chattered, and simply flung herself headlong into anything which could afford her the slightest distraction.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
At these moments I wept bitterly and wished that peace would revisit my mind only that I might afford them consolation and happiness.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context