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agony column

n.
A newspaper column containing advertisements chiefly about missing relatives or friends.

agony column

n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) a magazine or newspaper feature in which advice is offered to readers who have sent in letters about their personal problems
2. (Journalism & Publishing) a part of a newspaper containing advertisements for lost relatives, personal messages, etc
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Noun1.agony column - a newspaper column devoted to personal problemsagony column - a newspaper column devoted to personal problems
editorial, newspaper column, column - an article giving opinions or perspectives
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agony column

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I tossed the paper down upon the table, but at that moment my eye caught an advertisement in the agony column.
When you have agreed to our terms, insert a suitable notice in the agony column of the "Morning Blazer.
Sherlock Holmes was, as I expected, lounging about his sitting-room in his dressing-gown, reading the agony column of The Times and smoking his before-breakfast pipe, which was composed of all the plugs and dottles left from his smokes of the day before, all carefully dried and collected on the corner of the mantelpiece.
Agony columns are infotainment, so the trick was not only to answer the query but to make others want to read the advice as well.
There are a lot of magazine agony columns out there but the most unusual has to be Ask Dr Ozzy in a Sunday paper.
Reared on agony columns that went no further than a kiss, Family Circle woman thought she preferred a more wholesome approach - 'shoes to make you go ooh
For this study, a sample of Agony Columns was selected from all of the issues of the American edition of Cosmopolitan magazine published from October 1982 (when the Agony Column started) to December 1996 (when my data collection for this study was conducted).
You can read about them every day in the agony columns of the women's glossies.
They add agony columns to business sections so that banking experts can assuage the fears of ordinary readers who ask down-homey questions like, "Will the euro make prices rise?
But contrary to 1000 agony columns, it's a lousy way to find romance unless you have a serious thing about oil stains and spanners).
Television's new agony aunt Trisha Goddard can offer first-hand advice on these harrowing subjects and more - because this is the story of her life and it could fill a dozen agony columns.
In my opinion, agony columns do not always offer the best advice.