Example sentences for: penultimate

How can you use “penultimate” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • For PCR applications (or those involving polymerization, where homology at the 3' end of the primer is most critical), it is recommended that the 3' end and the penultimate position be G or C with frequencies of ≥0.

  • Decent reviews for former New York Times executive editor Max Frankel's memoirs: Ward Just calls it a "a smart, tough, scrupulous book" in the New York Times Book Review ; in that fair journal's traditional negative-comment spot (the penultimate paragraph) all Just can come up with is that there's "a whiff of the puritan about Max Frankel, and perhaps also the rustle of score-settling."

  • What if this "friend" then uses these tapes to put you in the international spotlight, facing federal criminal charges, as well as ensuring your place in the history books as the penultimate stupid bimbo?

  • Inside the curly brackets in the penultimate line above, we have the sum of two terms, each of which itself is the product of a nonpositive term and a nonnegative term; thus, the curly brackets are nonpositive.

  • The Runaway Jury , Grisham's penultimate book, was an intelligent and compelling indictment of the tobacco industry that, because it was sold in the fiction aisle, probably reached a thousand times more people than every other tobacco-industry indictment combined.


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