Her ex, Hubert (Hubert Deschamps), who is her child’s father, can’t get Janine out of his mind.—Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 22 Sep. 2023 The party also happened to be attended by yet another one of his exes, Olivia Flowers.—Jodi Guglielmi, Rolling Stone, 21 Sep. 2023 Choose a comfortable position to relax the anal sphincter (ex: spooning, riding), and start slow.—Dominique Fluker, Essence, 21 Sep. 2023 While that reasoning was highly disputed by internet sleuths, Jonas might have just been preemptively preparing himself for the inevitable: his two exes grabbing a li’l din-din together.—Vulture, 20 Sep. 2023 Miranda Kerr is expecting her fourth child, and recently opened up about co-parenting with ex-husband Orlando Bloom.—Lisa Respers France, CNN, 17 Sep. 2023 The women have all been posting fashionable — and hilarious — behind-the-scenes content from the trip, including a TikTok from Jenner that recreated a memorable interaction between her mom, Kris Jenner, and her sister Kourtney Kardashian’s ex Scott Disick.—Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 27 Aug. 2023 Instead, Miranda calls Carrie to try to wiggle out of 'The Last Supper' as both her exes are attending — and Carrie refuses to be understanding.—Keryn Donnelly, refinery29.com, 25 Aug. 2023 Even so, Turner downplayed the significance of the reunion, suggesting his prior experiences bouncing between teams early in his career made the sight of ex-teammates relatively easy to digest.—Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2023 See More
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borrowed from Latin ex- (before vowels and voiceless consonants), ē- (from *egz-, before voiced consonants), from ex, ē, preposition, "out of, from," going back to Indo-European *h1eḱ-s or *h1eǵh-s, whence also Old Irish a, as "out of, from," Middle Welsh ech, Greek ex, ek, Lithuanian ìš, ìž, Old Church Slavic iz (with unexplained i in Balto-Slavic); (sense 3) borrowed from Late Latin, as in exconsul "former consul," based on Latin ex in the sense "from being, having formerly held (an office)," as in ex assessōre praefectus praetōriī "advanced from the position of judge's assistant to commander of the Praetorian Guard" (Suetonius)
borrowed from Greek ex-, ek-, from ex, ek, preposition, "out of, from" — more at ex- entry 1