second to last

idiom

: done or placed just before the one that comes last
the second to last paragraph
the second to last thing she said

Examples of second to last in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite being world-renowned, Harvard came second to last when ranking the wages of former Ivy League students who received federal financial aid. Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 10 June 2024 Finland came second to last in the jury vote, just ahead of Estonia, and 15th in the public vote. Lily Ford, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 May 2024 On the second to last night of the trip, May 3, the group once again headed to the restaurant around 8:30 p.m., arranging for the parents to periodically return to the apartments and check on the children. Alex Gurley, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 And though the team is second to last in the 24-team league in attendance, averaging less than 1,500 fans a game at Cashman Field, the aging former baseball stadium that is its home, the crowd for the LAFC game will be the largest of the season. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2024 The credit was eventually advanced and passed with a unanimous vote on the second to last day of session. USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2024 The Sparks were second to last in the WNBA in three-pointers made last season, but expect to boost their shooting with Brown (illness) and sharpshooting wing Stephanie Talbot (knee) back in the lineup. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2024 The team went a league-worst 50-112 in 2023 while having the lowest payroll in MLB at $62 million, roughly $9 million less than the Baltimore Orioles, who were second to last. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 31 Mar. 2024 Portland, second to last in the Western Conference, stayed close with the Bucks throughout the first half. Anne M. Peterson, USA TODAY, 1 Feb. 2024

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“Second to last.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second%20to%20last. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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