- We can afford to overlook minor offences.
- I can't afford to spend any more on food.
- You can ill afford to criticize others when you behave so badly yourself.
- If he can afford a luxury yacht, then a fortiori he can afford to pay his debts.
- She rationalized her decision to abandon her baby by saying she could not afford to keep it.
- Now you've been left some money you can afford to live it up a bit.
- We can't afford to have all this expensive machinery lying idle.
- No country can afford to neglect education.