afford

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  • The real reason is that he has been too poor to afford one.
  • He spent what he could afford on books and soon began to write himself.
  • You can also afford to stay out of town for one day.
  • His parents could not afford to send their other children to college.
  • After the death of his father, he could not afford to study at a famous university.
  • The queen and much of her administration remained but were afforded no real political power.
  • There was also a two-year course for those who could not afford the full three-year one.
  • Those who cannot afford a private attorney may be provided one by the state.
  • He was unable to afford his own instrument and built one at home.
  • You can afford to stay out of school for one day.
  • The summer home afforded a great view of the bay and surrounding area.
  • They could be with as many women as they could afford.
  • If you can not afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.
  • For this reason the species is afforded protection under the law in many countries.
  • This was the first time any party had afforded women this right.
  • The central island in the group affords the best camp site in the area.
  • Horses were still very rare and could only be afforded by the rich.
  • For the first time long-distance rail travel could be afforded by the general public.
  • Many people lived here because their jobs provided their homes and they could not afford their own.
  • In any case, the union afforded the two of them the opportunity to travel.
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Meaning of afford

  • verb Be able to spare or give up
    I can't afford to spend two hours with this person
  • verb Have the financial means to do something or buy something
    We can't afford to send our children to college, Can you afford this car?
  • verb Afford access to
    the door opens to the patio, The French doors give onto a terrace