Would anyone ever tell their spouse that the person they dated before them was their penultimate date? If you wanted the person in charge of the TV remote to go to the previous channel, would you ask them to go back to the penultimate one? They probably wouldn't understand what you were asking and you'd wind up missing it by the time you finished explaining all of it.
Readers, please help me find a natural way of using penultimate. I have new knowledge and I want to use it! =)
1. Next to last.
2. Linguistics Of or relating to the penult of a word: penultimate stress.
The next to the last.
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