Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of afford.

Etymologies

afford +‎ -eth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “I trust,” said the minister, “ye have reflected weel on what ye have done, lest you should minister cause of strife, of which it is my duty to say, he who affordeth matter, albeit he himself striketh not, is in no manner guiltless.”

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Syr, replyed Thorello, I could heartily wish, that this Countrey of ours would yeeld such Gentlemen, as your Cyprus affordeth

    The Decameron

  • So in human laws there be many grounds and maxims which are placita juris, positive upon authority, and not upon reason, and therefore not to be disputed: but what is most just, not absolutely but relatively, and according to those maxims, that affordeth a long field of disputation.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Pantagruel had read it over and over again, the oftener he perused it being the better pleased therewith, he said, in addressing his speech to Panurge, I have not as yet seen any answer framed to your demand which affordeth me more contentment.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • And as their present necessity should move us to embrace that opportunity for their good, so should the advantage that sickness and the prospect of death affordeth.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • This argument is pursued by many at large, as that which affordeth a great variety of historical and chronological observations; and it hath been so scanned and improved that nothing but the giving of it a new dress remains for present or future diligence.

    Pneumatologia

  • Scripture do not yet understand it, or come to an useful, saving knowledge of the mind and will of God therein revealed, our other inquiry shall be, how we may come to understand the word of God aright, and what is the work of the Spirit of God in the assistance which he affordeth us unto that purpose.

    Pneumatologia

  • And we acknowledge that this thought and contrivance may well become him who liveth at the greatest rate of assurance that God affordeth to any here below; yea, that such thoughts and endeavours do naturally and genuinely flow from the assurance of the love of God we also grant.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • The relation whereinto God here expresseth that he will and doth take his people is one of the most near and eminent which he affordeth to them, a conjugal relation, — he is and will be their husband; which is as high an expression of the covenant betwixt God and his saints as any that is or can be used.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • God, who promiseth any thing, and affordeth means for the attaining of it, will direct them to whom those promises are made to the use of those means; as he doth the centurion by Paul.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

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