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I'm not sure how they are able to afford such expensive vacations.
We need a bigger house, but we just can't afford the rent.
The company simply cannot afford to pay overtime.
Scientists are going abroad, taking with them skills that our country can ill afford (=cannot afford) to lose.
I'm so busy, I can rarely afford the luxury of a restful weekend.
No politician can afford to ignore the power of television.
The vaccination also affords protection against polio.
Letters survive that afford us a glimpse into his everyday life.
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