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Dr Jim Swire spent about an hour with Abdelbasset al-Megrahi in a Tripoli hospital last week. He believes Megrahi is innocent and wants a full inquiry.
Dr Swire lost his 24-year-old daughter, Flora, in the 1988 bombing of Pan AM flight 103 over Lockerbie, which claimed 270 lives, mainly Americans.

He said the Libyan, who has prostate cancer, looked better than he expected.

Megrahi was released from Greenock prison on compassionate grounds last year.

Dr Swire, who lives in Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds, was invited to Libya by Megrahi.

The two men last met in December 2008 when Dr Swire visited him in Greenock prison.

Commenting on the Libyan meeting he said: "I was very relieved to see him as well as he was.

"He is a very sick man but he can get out of bed and walk though not very far."
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What is the meaning of the following of the above passage.
Commenting on the Libyan meeting he said: "I was very relieved to see him as well as he was.

I was very relieved to see him. [ This is clear to me.]
The words 'as well as he was' are tricky. What is the meaning?
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Hi,

What is the meaning of the following of the above passage.

Commenting on the Libyan meeting he said: "I was very relieved to see him as well as he was.

I was very relieved to see him. [ This is clear to me.]

The words 'as well as he was' are tricky. What is the meaning?

I was very relieved to see his level of health / wellness.

Clive

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Rotteras well as he was
so well.

I was surprised to find that the new employee was as smart as he was.
= I was surprised ...was so smart.

CJ