Example sentences for: afford

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

  • The kids just can't afford to catch the Negro school bus without giving away the racial identity."

  • A quote from Washington State's Attorney General expresses the less than joyous reaction from the anti-cigarette lobby: "To those who say it's not enough, I say we simply couldn't afford to come away with nothing."

  • He believes he cannot afford the loss of prestige that would accompany a compromise on Kosovo.

  • The drink vendors can afford to be patient — hot, thirsty, and tired tourists toiling back up are a captive market.

  • An opening gambit might be "I can no longer afford our romance."

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