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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ex-

(eks),
Out of, from, away from.
[L. and G. out of]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ex-

Prefix meaning out of, from, away from.
[L. and G. out of]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ex-

prefix denoting outside.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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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.