: a former prisoner

Examples of ex-con in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thus began today’s moral concessions, such as policies in New York, the birthplace of hip-hop, whereby politicians give preference to ex-con drug dealers for licenses to sell marijuana, a.k.a. Armond White, National Review, 15 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, her ex-con father learns to love unconditionally. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 26 Oct. 2023 The ex-con FaceTimes the group on the ride over, which only fuels the anticipation. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 In the 1987 crime romp Who's That Girl, Madonna played a spunky but ditzy ex-con named Nikki wearing – what else? – a leather jacket, fingerless gloves and a miniskirt. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 16 Aug. 2023 Harmony Montgomery, 5, was reported missing two years after she was last seen when her noncustodial biological mother discovered her ex-con father had never enrolled her in elementary school. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 8 Aug. 2023 Liotta won an Emmy Award in 2005 for his guest turn as an alcoholic ex-con who comes to County General on the NBC drama ER — an episode that was shot in real-time (and an Emmy win that Liotta later satirized in Jerry Seinfeld’s Bee Movie). Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 July 2023 The person who has communicated the most from the other side, Walker tells me, is Neal Cassady, the unhinged hammer-juggling, pill-popping, go-go-go Colorado ex-con flibberty-jibbering, hyperwired macho meteor of a man who enthralled and inspired the beat writers, most notably Jack Kerouac. Matt Thompson, SPIN, 4 July 2023 But this drama, with Brian Cox as a terminally ill ex-con reunited with daughter Kate Beckinsale and her son, soon reveals itself as a formulaic contrivance heading towards predictable strife and tearjerking. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 27 June 2023 See More

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“Ex-con.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ex-con. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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