But the intensity of the mob around Allen is not afforded to every celebrity.
The jury was afforded a 20-minute break to “clear their heads,” as Senior Judge John Cleland described it.
Since March 2010 the Affordable Care Act has afforded 3.1 million young adults access to insurance they would not otherwise have.
Expertise in education, or welfare spending, or environmental stewardship is afforded some respect.
The past five years have afforded me experiences I could never have imagined and met some of the most fantastic people.
This sally, which was delivered with spirit, afforded the doctor an evident relish.
I cannot describe the satisfaction which this labor, and the thinking of it, afforded me.
It afforded a fine promenade, and they were enjoying the moonlight that fell upon it.
The explanation for which I was so curious, was now afforded me.
This fact, contrary to Parsons principles, had afforded the man secret enjoyment.
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.