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    no matter what ill will lingered

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to interpret in plain English the expression in bold in the following excerpt from NYT’s article “Clinton Rallies Her Troops to Fight for Obama.”

    With her husband looking on tenderly and her supporters watching with tears in their eyes, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton deferred her own dreams on Tuesday night and delivered an emphatic plea at the Democratic National Convention to unite behind her rival, Senator Barack Obama, no matter what ill will lingered.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.


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    Re: no matter what ill will lingered

    Ill will = bad thoughts about someone.

    Clinton is encouraging her party to support Obama, despite any personal antipathies that might remain.

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    Re: no matter what ill will lingered

    no matter what ill will lingered.

    ill will = bad feelings about things said in the past when the two of them campaigned against each other. The big one is that Hillary said he was "not ready" to be president.

    lingered = some delegates were reluctant to let go of their support for Clinton until she "released" them and told them to support Obama.

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