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 Meanings and Examples of AFFORD
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afford
 v.  pay or provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of
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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  They had suffered heavy losses but they could afford to lose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
14  She knew she could not afford it, and she was afraid of acquiring so expensive a taste.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
15  I really think, mother," she said reproachfully, "we might afford a few fresh flowers for luncheon.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
Example Sentence: (65 in 5 pages)
16  No country, however rich, can afford the waste of its human resources.
17  I can't afford to bear the deep feeling is the burden, sweet prattle just happened to cash lies.
18  In these countries, only the elite can afford an education for their children.
19  The govern-ment cannot afford to alienate either group.
20  Everyone should contribute what he or she can afford.
21  I can't afford to bear the deep feeling is the burden, sweet prattle.
22  Having bought the house, they couldn't afford to furnish it.
23  Spending the summer travelling round India is a great idea, but it does rather beg the question of how we can afford it.
24  I can't afford to send my kid to private school.
25  If he can't afford a good lawyer, he doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the case.
26  This magazine has considerable financial muscle and can afford to pay top journalists.
27  We can ill afford to lose another member of staff.
28  As soon as we can afford it, we'll move out to the suburbs.
29  I know you want a bigger house, but that's neither here nor there, we can't afford it now.
30  It is my considered opinion that we can't afford to do it.