WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
agony col′umn, 
  • 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.
    • 1860–65

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    agony column n
    1. a magazine or newspaper feature in which advice is offered to readers who have sent in letters about their personal problems
    2. a part of a newspaper containing advertisements for lost relatives, personal messages, etc

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