ex-wife

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ex-wife a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife "all his exes live in Texas"
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Usage

In literature:

The second is the wife of an Italian ex-minister, who is well known both as an authoress and politician.
"The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims" by Andrew Steinmetz
Was ever monarch plagued with so extravagant an ex-wife.
"Men, Women and Ghosts" by Amy Lowell
It was broken by the wife of the ex-fruiterer.
"Sketches by Boz illustrative of everyday life and every-day people" by Charles Dickens
It seems that the wife of an aged ex-Premier came to have an audience and pay her respects.
"The Works of Max Beerbohm" by Max Beerbohm
That purse-proud ex-linendraper, Mr. Yardley, with the yellow liveries, and the wife in red velvet?
"The Book of Snobs" by William Makepeace Thackeray
She is the ex-wife of two of my best friends, both dead, and the ex-mistress of another.
"The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser
He hadn't wanted the discomfort that his ex-wife would feel standing beside him again.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
When the girl was grown up her father gave her to his ex-apprentice, Edward Osborne, to wife.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
With it came a letter from the wife of ex-U.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
An optimist is merely an ex-pessimist with his pockets full of money, his digestion in good condition and his wife in the country.
"A Guide to Men" by Helen Rowland
She would make a neighborly call on the wife of the ex-service man at Bear Creek ranch.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
She lived with his ex-wife near El Cerrito, California, and she meant the world to him.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
The ex-nawab of Kurnool was confined in it for forty years for the murder of his wife.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
Ex-Governor Peyton and his wife were much older than she and Anthony, and besides they were their guests.
"The Camp Fire Girls in After Years" by Margaret Vandercook
Among the latter class were the wife and family of ex-Governor Morton, of Florida, who at this time were sojourning in Washington.
"The Spy of the Rebellion" by Allan Pinkerton
The ex-guardsman was not yet so grandly degraded as to make such a humiliating confession to his wife.
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
The ex-policeman's wife was very kind to her lodger.
"From Squire to Squatter" by Gordon Stables
Amongst the ladies that day was the wife of one of the ex-governors of Kerman, and the good lady did not let any one forget that fact!
"Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia" by M. E. Hume-Griffith
The wife of ex-President Pierce died in December, 1863, and Hawthorne went to New Hampshire to attend the funeral.
"The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Appendix to Volume XII: Tales, Sketches, and other Papers by Nathaniel Hawthorne with a Biographical Sketch by George Parsons Lathrop" by George Parsons Lathrop
He had a great row with his wife when she presented a gaudy pair of pink-gilt vases to an ex-housemaid who was about to be married.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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In news:

ATLANTA — Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher has been awarded custody of his two sons, ending a long legal fight with his ex-wife.
Golfer's ex-wife Sherrie Daly turns herself in on harassment charge.
Sherrie Daly , ex-wife of golfer John Daly , turned herself in Tuesday on a harassment charge.
Golfer John Daly 's ex-wife in trouble again.
A US documentary claims a Florida death-row inmate might have been involved in the murder of OJ Simpson's ex-wife and her friend.
Simpson's ex-wife and her friend, a claim being criticized by one victim's family and being looked at skeptically by a detective who has dealt with the convict.
Dereck Whibley And His Girlfriend Dress Up As His Ex-wife Avril Lavigne And Her Fiance Chad Kroeger.
Man Rigs Ex-Wife's Dryer to EXPLODE.
The cyclist also has twin 9-year-old daughters and an 11-year-old son with his ex-wife, Kristin Armstrong.
Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood and his ex-wife Jo had an auction over the weekend.
Brownsville man accused of kidnapping ex- wife.
A Brownsville man is behind bars some six months after he allegedly kidnapped his ex- wife.
Tyler, TX — James Calvert is charged with killing his ex-wife, Jelena Sriraman.
Jamie McCourt, ex-wife of former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, has filed a motion to set aside the couple's divorce settlement, claiming he committed fraud by vastly understating the team's value, the Los Angeles Times reports.
One man, living in Utah, discovered just how angry is ex-wife really was at him.
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