Example sentences for: afford

How can you use “afford” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Somewhere, a grandmother couldn't afford to call her granddaughter, or a child went without a book, or a family couldn't afford that first home because there was just not enough money.

  • The NYT front tells of a U.N. report just out disclosing that in certain parts of Africa one in four adults is infected with HIV--and most of them will die as a result because Africans cannot for the most part afford the combination drug therapies that can keep the virus in check--and that worldwide, AIDS now rivals the greatest epidemics of history.

  • Prime-time television is full of supposedly ordinary, typical families who live in fancier circumstances than anyone at the median income could afford.

  • "The flaw with the voucher theory," said Gore, "is that the vast majority of those who receive a tiny little down payment on the tuition cannot afford the rest of it."

  • It's an open secret in magazine publishing that there are some stories that just can't be done, because running them would result in advertising's being pulled that magazines can't afford to be pulled.

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