Part of speech:

Out; out of; off; beyond; used also with privative and Intensive force. Prefixed to a word denoting office, it Indicates one who formerly occupied the position; as, ex - President.

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Usage examples "ex":

  1. Gabrielle was talking to an ex- convict as they entered. - "Cumner & South Sea Folk, v5", Gilbert Parker.
  2. But if this ex- king had been a rich country gentleman of the neighborhood, he could not have made himself more popular. - "Stories of New Jersey", Frank Richard Stockton.
  3. When the ex- mayor had acquired a few business notions, he felt the necessity of learning to read and write. - "The Country Doctor", Honore de Balzac.