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ex-

 
word element [L.], away from; without; outside; sometimes used to denote completely.

ex(o)-

 
word element [Gr.], outside of; outward.

ex-

(eks),
Out of, from, away from.
[L. and G. out of]

ex-

Prefix meaning out of, from, away from.
[L. and G. out of]

ex-

prefix denoting outside.
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The reasons for the political, financial, and critical success of the slave narratives have been discussed by many critics(8); suffice it to say here that they appealed to the desire in liberal Northern whites to "know" the Negro race and its "problems" by presenting the life of one individual (ex-)slave as representative of the lives of the mass of black Americans.
Tropes adapted from the slave narratives do not simply reveal the seriousness of the narrator's error in choosing to pass; the Ex-Coloured Man's narrative also calls into question the validity of the idealism and the certitude of identity expressed in many autobiographies of (ex- )slaves.
The full subversive potential of passing fails to materialize for the Ex- Coloured Man.