Some of them came from wealthier families who could afford to flee a little further afield than the countries bordering Syria.
When they moved back to London, the only accommodation they could afford was a freezing, leaky barge on the Thames.
That's more expensive than an introductory MacBook Pro and not everyone will be able to afford that.
Consequently, this is an issue where the administration can afford to draw lines in the sand and refuse to compromise.
So then why—if they probably can't find a job or afford the apartment that they live in—are Israelis so damn happy?
But I am truly glad that my house has been able to afford you shelter when you were in need of it.
Even this, however, failed to afford them as much variety as they wished.
We cannot afford to put a bar across the 112 difficult road to happiness.
He wished to do an act of charity as far as he could afford it.
I said I enjoyed them, and that as a matter of fact I hadn't been able to afford eggs for ages.
Old English geforðian "to put forth, contribute; further, advance; carry out, accomplish," from ge- completive prefix (see a- (1)) + forðian "to further," from forð "forward, onward" (see forth).
Change of -th- to -d- took place late 16c. (and also transformed burthen and murther into their modern forms). Prefix shift to af- took place 16c. under mistaken belief that it was a Latin word in ad-. Notion of "accomplish" (late Old English) gradually became "manage to buy or maintain; have enough money (to do something)" (1833). Older sense is preserved in afford (one) an opportunity. Related: Afforded; affording.