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    #1

    ...this offended my hosts.

    Hello!

    Here is the sentence:
    I was outspoken in my criticism of the plan and this offended my hosts.
    I can't understand the meaning of the word 'hosts' properly. Does it relate to 'owner'/'manager'?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: ...this offended my hosts.

    Have you loked up "host" in a dictionary?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: ...this offended my hosts.

    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #4

    Re: ...this offended my hosts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    Does it relate to 'owner'/'manager'?
    Not to me- they could be people providing dinner or something the person or giving them accommodation.

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    #5

    Re: ...this offended my hosts.

    Ksenia, this is why we keep asking for context.

    'Here is the sentence' is not good enough. It doesn't give us sufficient information to answer your question properly.

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    #6

    Re: ...this offended my hosts.

    Rover_Ke, unfortunately, there is no any context. It's just a single sentence.

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    Re: ...this offended my hosts.

    Where did you find this solitary sentence, Ksenia?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #8

    Re: ...this offended my hosts.

    Business English (Advanced Student's book) on p. 102.

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    #9

    Re: ...this offended my hosts.

    Are you sure there was no context? What was the point of the lesson?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #10

    Re: ...this offended my hosts.

    Bhaisahab, yes, I am sure. It's Unit 1 (Connections). There is also the practice file (some exercises to check yourself).
    Ex. 2 (One should replace the words/phrases in italic with the adjectives from the list. Make any changes that are necessary.), Sentence #3. I was open and honest______in my criticism of the plan and this offended my hosts.

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