agony column


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agony column

n.
A newspaper column containing advertisements chiefly about missing relatives or friends.
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations

agony column

nposta del cuore
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"Because there are many ciphers which I would read as easily as I do the apocrypha of the agony column: such crude devices amuse the intelligence without fatiguing it.
I tossed the paper down upon the table, but at that moment my eye caught an advertisement in the agony column. It ran in this way:
When you have agreed to our terms, insert a suitable notice in the agony column of the "Morning Blazer." We shall then acquaint you with our plan for transferring the sum mentioned.
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.
For now, the eight-time Baftawinner is happy to carry on presenting his popular Friday-night chat show and Saturday morning Radio 2 show - alongside his agony column in a national newspaper and, of course, writing novels, having already penned two memoirs as well.
So we became like an agony column for a lot of them," said Almaeena.
Honest John runs a regular agony column for motorists with car problems and knows first-hand from his mailbag of the kind of tribulations facing UK drivers.
Tom's musical career took off with stints on keyboards with bands such as The Squares and Agony Column, followed by a successful run of gigs with Pinups, securing a deal with Pete Waterman and gaining a place on the Radio 1 playlist.
"It was like an agony column, dear Albert, my souffles won't rise, what shall I do?" Disley illustrated the replies with his usual sense of humour, "visual gags, really".
Miss Lonelyhearts explains to his fiancee, Betty, what effect the agony column has had on him.
"Share your weight dilemmas with me," says the headline on Anne's agony column.
Many moons ago, Dorothy Dix wrote an agony column in The Mirror.