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  • She was murdered in the penultimate episode.
  • They say it is the penultimate Harry Potter film.
  • The author inadvertently reveals the murderer in the penultimate chapter.
  • Roger's nickname for Penelope was Penultimate.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • penultimate = next to the last
  • During this penultimate stage of the siege the population's hysterical fear of sabotage reached its height.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • penultimate = next to the last
  • But at the penultimate word, Mary cried out with sharp reproof:
    London, Jack  --  The Valley of the Moon
  • In the penultimate verse he makes known his discovery concerning the root of modern Nihilism and indifference,—i.
    Nietzsche, Friedrich  --  Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book For All And None
  • Consider the question posed at the beginning of this book's penultimate chapter: how much do parents really matter?
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • This penultimate lap had been by plane from Rome.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • The pistol snapped its penultimate shot and ripped a valuable Sidney Cooper.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • "So your brain was an organic part of the penultimate configuration of the computer program," said Ford, rather lucidly he thought.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • At the penultimate moment, his words, his only ones, words wholly unobstructed in the utterance were these—"God bless Captain Vere!"
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • On the penultimate night, I told Nathan that I didn't mind if he wanted to bring Karen back to the complex.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • It is the penultimate oxymoron-a nonfactorable variable.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • But then I realized she meant that it wouldn't be possible, as if this house were some penultimate trap of living, sustaining her beyond the pale.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The squares on the board in front of me are filling up: I'm making my penultimate play of the night.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • Celaena picked up the penultimate goblet and sniffed.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • This penultimate car had only one passenger—a Chinese man.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Myth is but the penultimate; the ultimate is openness—that void, or being, beyond the categoriest—into which the mind must plunge alone and be dissolved.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Nearing the finish line for the penultimate time, Louie fixed his eyes on the gleaming head of the pomaded competitor, who was many runners ahead.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken

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