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personal column

a newspaper column containing personal messages, advertisements by charities, requests for friendship, holiday companions, etc
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  • One morning she read in the personal column a query, asking if any one could give the details of the death of a young subaltern.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He showed me his ad in the Sunday personal column, and it was all to the velvet.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • She did not wish to be present should her mother chance to peruse the personal column.

    Pretty Geraldine, the New York Salesgirl Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • That has a very poor sound—like the personal column of a newspaper.

    The Open Question Elizabeth Robins
  • It is in the personal column of The Morning Post, and dates, as you see, some weeks back.

  • The personal column of the Times she found peculiarly edifying.

    What Not Rose Macaulay
  • If you would like to join me for a time, insert a notice to Harry F in the personal column to that effect.

    Of Stegner's Folly Richard S. Shaver
  • I'll advertise in the personal column of the Times, beginning 'Shipmate.'

    The Secret Adversary Agatha Christie
  • “I should advertise in the personal column of a certain metropolitan newspaper—that is all,” he declared.

    A Little Miss Nobody Amy Bell Marlowe
  • I picked up a London morning paper and glanced at the personal column.

Contemporary definitions for personal column

a newspaper section for personal ads's 21st Century Lexicon
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