Usage examples for afford

  1. How can you afford the time for nothing? – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  2. I'm not in position to play this game alone- can't afford to. – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  3. " How you can afford to drink at all is beyond me," says she. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  4. For over three years after their marriage, neither of my parents left London for a single day, not being able to afford to travel. – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  5. I would, too, if I could afford. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  6. But of course she supposed they were really rich and could afford it. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  7. I am so young, in short, that I can afford to have a good time. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  8. He knew he could afford to be patient now. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  9. I haven't been able to afford it. – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon
  10. I cannot afford to pay much." – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  11. " You may well afford to forget it, sir; I shall not," he returned. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  12. I cannot afford to lose you as my friend. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  13. I am not in the least excited about them, as you see; I can afford to wait, for these things last for ever. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  14. You cannot afford it. – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  15. " You're not so well up in your work that you can afford to waste a moment," she warned. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  16. We can't afford to let him go. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  17. 871, its advantage being that it is capable of more adjustment about the chuck plate, because the slots afford a greater range for the bolts to come even with the holes in the chuck plate. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  18. The world cannot afford to consider peace with Germany until the people rule. – Germany, The Next Republic? by Carl W. Ackerman
  19. I couldn't afford to stay any longer. – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz