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.
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- agony aunt,
- agony uncle,
Origin of agony column
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for agony column
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
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
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