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I know that nonexistent means not exist or not real. But in this context what does nonexistent mean. Is it meaning his speech is not real or effective.

Because his delivery was halting, the effect of his speech on the voters was nonexistent.

  • His speech was not effective. Since delivery is mentioned, we know that the speech itself took place ("to deliver a speech"), but it's effect was negligible. – CowperKettle Sep 20 '15 at 9:21
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His speech was not effective. Since delivery is mentioned, we know that the speech itself took place ("to deliver a speech" is a common collocation), but it's effect was negligible.

  • you are right. I bogged down in this sentence also. Could you please help to understand this sentence. Madison was not communicative person and thus made few public addresses; but those he made were memorable, filled with noble phrases. Thus made few public addresses, I did not get this point. I will be greatful if you could clarify this sentence also for me. – androidcodehunter Sep 20 '15 at 9:31
  • @androidcodehunter - "and because of this he rarely spoke before the public". By the way, you could just start a new question on this instead of asking in the comments section - and thus get more chances for an answer. (0: – CowperKettle Sep 20 '15 at 9:36
  • thanks Here I asked the question ell.stackexchange.com/questions/68557/… – androidcodehunter Sep 20 '15 at 9:43

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