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


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  • It [_affords not unbounded fruition] but_ it affords a scanty measure of enjoyment. "

    English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

  • To most persons, the title affords a slight clue to the drift of the book, which is to show the duty and the benefits of giving the tithe of a man's income to the Lord.

    The American Missionary — Volume 43, No. 04, April, 1889

  • The problem exists with your friendly local real estate lawyer dipping his fat little fingers into the mortgage and housing pool, mustering all the integrity his title affords to obtain reliance that the numbers and names he writes on a closing statement are real.

    Simple Justice

  • Though I think the new title affords you a wonderful opportunity to invent the term "Alchemechanic."

    Victor Gischler's Blogpocalypse

  • One advantage it affords is a “fire and forget” feature; because the missile has its own homing and guidance system, the pilot need not stay pointed at the target.

    The Last Ace

  • (Though taking my word affords you the benefit of dealing with fewer therefores and reductios, not to mention a whole lot less Hebrew, Latin, and Arabic, respectively.)

    Andrew Pessin: A Room Without Rants: Where Reasonable Theists and Atheists Meet

  • I'll enjoy hearing everyone's suggestions, but am especially interested in hearing from those who've lived in Mexico as the range of experiences that affords is so much greater.

    Your Three Mexico "Must Read" Books

  • If the sort of collaboration Google docs affords is truly valuable in your work, then you should request that your IT department deploy similar packages to do that.

    I’m in Your Google Docs, Reading Your Spreadsheets - Bits Blog -

  • The approbation which it announces of my conduct in the preceding term affords me a consolation which I shall profoundly feel through life.

    James Monroe: Second Inaugural Address

  • The labour of the husbandman in the natural sphere is all and only sowing at one season, all and only reaping at another: the seed of the word affords a different experience; in the kingdom of

    The Parables of Our Lord


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