next-to-last


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Adj.1.next-to-last - next to the last; "the author inadvertently reveals the murderer in the penultimate chapter"; "the figures in the next-to-last column"
intermediate - lying between two extremes in time or space or state; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane"
2.next-to-last - used of the third or next to final year in United States high school or college; "the junior class"; "a third-year student"
intermediate - lying between two extremes in time or space or state; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane"
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Ted Cruz is first in a national poll for the first time, Hillary Clinton expands her Texas campaign footprint and the Hotlist gets an update in its next-to-last edition - all that and more in the latest issue of our subscriber-only newsletter for political insiders ($).
SPACE shuttle Endeavour has blasted off on the next-to-last flight of the programme under the command of Mark Kelly, the husband of shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords.
3 : of or relating to students in the next-to-last year at a high school, college, or university <the junior class>
The last thing to happen is the ultimate, the next-to-last is the penultimate, and the second-to-last is the antepenultimate A Chinese martial arts expert has pushed a truck full of adults 15 metres while wearing a pair of steel shoes twice his own weight.
In the January 21 issue of THE NEW AMERICAN, the next-to-last paragraph of the article "Bill to Extend FISA Surveillance Powers Stalls in Senate" says, "The chief point of dispute in the bill--the telecom immunity provision--grants immunity to telecommunications companies that complied with administration requests to supply phone numbers of suspects without going through the traditional, constitutionally mandated warrant process.
Scotland's Colin Montgomerie recovered from his opening 80 with a 67 to bring him back to three over, although that was only good enough for next-to-last in the 16-man field after South Africa's Rory Sabbatini had an 81 to add to his 69.
Of the 55 metered markets that Nielsen uses to measure overnight viewing numbers, guess which two finished last and next-to-last in bringing in numbers for Sunday's Super Bowl XLI?
GRADE 2 winner Medallist was represented by his first foal in unorthodox fashion when the Explodent mare Waterland produced a bay colt at Keeneland in the early hours of Sunday morning, preceding the next-to-last session of the January Horses Of All Ages Sale.
Ballesteros played his first tournament for two years at the Madrid Open last October, but has yet to appear again after finishing next-to-last there.
GOLF: Michelle Wie was next-to-last and in need of a miracle after an opening nine-over-par 79 at the US Tour's Sony Open in Honolulu.
From 1986 onward, the Tigers have spent virtually the entire time in the basement, last or next-to-last in the league.
By the time of the next-to-last track, Poison Apples (Hallelujah), Osborne as Eve wails to her Adam "See, God would never be so cruel to make me live without your face.