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agony column

a section or column in a newspaper containing advertisements by individuals seeking missing relatives or lost pets or possessions, announcing the end of a marriage, etc.
Origin of agony column
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On Friday, there was a rush for the Écho de France and the agony-column on the fifth page was scanned with feverish eyes.

    The Blonde Lady Maurice Leblanc
British Dictionary definitions for agony-column

agony column

a magazine or newspaper feature in which advice is offered to readers who have sent in letters about their personal problems
a part of a newspaper containing advertisements for lost relatives, personal messages, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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