Could they afford to buy a van?
We couldn't afford an apartment right now - even with the two of us.
I need a larger house for my family and I can't afford the prices around here.
I thought maybe we could get a van, but I didn't know if we could afford it.
I have chores to do and I can't afford this hospital bill, anyway.
I take classes when I can afford it but I'm busy, with other stuff.
I can't afford to loose any of them at this point.
Anyway, I simply can't afford it.
In other words, food is present, but some cannot afford it.
The problem is that the poor don't have enough money to afford the food.
Salmon and trout afford good fishing.
If it's something we simply can't afford, that's one thing, but we should be encouraging things like this, Alex.
A leader can only afford to let her people go hungry when she doesn't answer to them.
His reasoning was that they could afford the new furniture and it supported local businesses.
Last night's confrontation with Denton was proof enough that she couldn't afford to tolerate any more interference in her life - from anyone.
I do not think Americans would tolerate widespread, untreated hunger in this nation as long as it could afford otherwise.
He could not afford to leave anything to chance.
Still, neither of them could afford to move out right now, so their relationship would have to remain a secret.
De Tencin, but they are above all of interest in the picture they afford of the writer's own tenderness and fidelity.
Do you think I could afford dresses like this?
I can't afford it.
History and legend afford no record of their arrival in the Balkan Peninsula.
If he wanted more land, he could afford to buy it... couldn't he?
Having defeated the invading Turks at Villach in 1492, the king was eager to take revenge upon the king of France; but the states of the Netherlands would afford him no assistance.
The annual rainfall and the area of the catchment afford no measure whatever as to the size of a river in the interior of Australia.
Did this country afford any beverage beside water?
This theory, he believed, would afford an explanation of every phenomenon whatever, and in nearly every department of knowledge he has given specimens of its power.
Dean wondered if Bird Song could afford the food bill as he sat down and joined Pumpkin for a cup of coffee.
I said I couldn't afford it.
But I could afford it.
Such words and apparitions mean, and what indications they afford to this man or that, of past, present or future good and evil.
It seems that we can afford to spend more on government as income rises.
The restaurant was one that she had heard of, but couldn't afford to enjoy.
It would be years before she could afford to remodel it.
No. It's just that I can't afford it.
The revolutionary outbreak of 1820, which extended from Spain to Naples, seemed to afford the patriots an opportunity to secure the independence of Italy.
The wild and inaccessible character of the country, the fierce and lawless disposition of the people, the difficulties presented by their language and their complex social institutions, and the inability of the Turkish authorities to afford a safe conduct in the remoter districts, combine to render Albania almost unknown to the foreign traveller, and many of its geographical problems still remain unsolved.
The main difference between the penthouse and its contents and her own life: she'd never been able to afford anything remotely as expensive or nice.
The slopes of Pindus afford excellent pasture for the flocks of the Vlach shepherds.
We all want to do more, but we can't afford the time away from life to do as much as we want.
I can't afford to waste the buck.
"No," Dean replied, but not adding he probably couldn't afford these digs.
They could afford to buy him a horse of his own, but he would learn more this way.
I can't afford to.
Being able to afford it had little to do with it.
The streets cross each other at right angles and afford fine vistas on every side.
The water-courses and depressions of the shingly steppes afford pasturage sufficient for the guanaco, and in places support a thorny vegetation of low growth and starved appearance.
The valleys afford rich pastures, and the plains produce every species of grain.
The lakes, ponds and streams afford some of the best trout fishing in the country, and many of them also abound in pickerel, pike, perch, black bass and land-locked salmon.
But my house occupied so sunny and sheltered a position, and its roof was so low, that I could afford to let the fire go out in the middle of almost any winter day.
If the forest is cut off, the sprouts and bushes which spring up afford them concealment, and they become more numerous than ever.
Wealthy people could afford to choose scarce antiques.
She could not afford to sleep long after her misadventure in Corcoran so she let herself doze for a short time before seeking out Hilden with questions she should have asked long ago.
I can't bear the thought of selling it, and I can't afford to park it, buy another one and pay insurance on both.
There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands.
I can't afford to have my van exposed for very long.
Her first thought went to Evelyn's wedding, and another thrill went through her as she realized she could actually afford something nice for her friend.
As if we could afford to.
The "analogy of faith," as a rule of interpretation, he greatly limits, and teaches that it can never afford of itself the explanation of words, but only determine the choice among their possible meanings.
What did Giddon do to afford such finery?
With the dough we made on the room, we can afford to come over from Denver for another weekend!
They were so busy with wedding arrangements that Carmen couldn't afford time to miss him - but somehow she managed to do it anyway.
Afford, he had all the time been lecturing on the various branches of philosophy according to the scheme of academical instruction transmitted from his predecessors.
Mademoiselle Bourienne took from her reticule a proclamation (not printed on ordinary Russian paper) of General Rameau's, telling people not to leave their homes and that the French authorities would afford them proper protection.
The Deans' budget couldn't afford a freeloader, even a pleasant, philosophical guest, especially during a holiday week when the house was full.
"The type of men who require an escort for a club like this can't afford someone like you," he said, amused by the idea.
He couldn't afford to now but there was a part of him that hurt.