My (ex) husband was well aware of my feelings before and all through our marriage and never questioned their validity.
All this after Susan had just ironically yelled at her ex: “I can walk down the street and hold my head high!”
ex–U.K. prime minister Gordon Brown has just been appointed U.N. special envoy for global education.
I wanted this to be different than “ex sex,” which is mainly about short-term comfort and reassurance.
Transforming my ex has, more than anything, transformed my expectations of sex.
Neotricus quidam hos scripsit versiculos, ex alio forsan Codice depromptos.
In respect to the first of these classes, the law is found in ex.
This plain Reply can need no Comment; but ex pede Herculem, he is every where proportionable.
The licks was ex a-sharp an' ringin' ez ef the ax struck iron.
It would bring a little real militarism into the family and give a kind of ex post facto justification to his ancient title.
1827, originally short for ex-Catholic; ultimately from Latin ex (see ex-). Since 1929 as abbreviation for ex-wife, ex-husband, etc. Also used in some commercial senses for "from, out of."
word-forming element, in English meaning mainly "out of, from," but also "upwards, completely, deprive of, without," and "former;" from Latin ex "out of, from within," from PIE *eghs "out" (cf. Gaulish ex-, Old Irish ess-, Old Church Slavonic izu, Russian iz). In some cases also from Greek cognate ex, ek. PIE *eghs had comparative form *eks-tero and superlative *eks-t(e)r-emo-.
Outside; out of; away from: excementosis.
A former wife or husband, girlfriend or boyfriend, etc: He introduced his ex rather casually, considering they were together 27 years (1929+)