Friday, May 30, 2014
Citations for penultimate
I forced myself to picture the last moments. The penultimate breath. A final sigh. And yet. It was always followed by another.
It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth--penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words…
Origin of penultimate
Penultimate combines a variation on the Latin paene meaning "almost" with ultimus meaning "final." It entered English in the mid-1500s.