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 Today, the World Economic Forum ranks South Africa’s student performance in math second to last in the world. Eduardo J. Gómez, Foreign Affairs, 5 Feb. 2014 The Atlanta rapper joined the singer one stage for the second to last song on the setlist. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 21 June 2024 Though Florida’s average teacher salary ranked 36th among the 50 states in 2010, the Sunshine State now ranks second to last, according to the NEA’s own data. Maddie Dermon, Sun Sentinel, 13 June 2024 Stewart got the winning jump in her second to last jump. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for second to last 

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“Second to last.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second%20to%20last. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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