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Meaning of "agony column" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AGONY COLUMN

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AGONY COLUMN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Agony column is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AGONY COLUMN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of agony column in the English dictionary

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


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AGONY COLUMN

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WORDS THAT END LIKE AGONY COLUMN

advice column
column
control column
correspondence column
fifth column
fractionating column
gossip column
lonely hearts column
lost-and-found column
multicolumn
obituary column
personal column
short column
showbiz column
social column
society column
spinal column
steering column
vertebral column

Synonyms and antonyms of agony column in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «agony column» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AGONY COLUMN

Find out the translation of agony column to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of agony column from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «agony column» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

痛苦列
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

columna de agonía
570 millions of speakers

English

agony column
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दर्द स्तंभ
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

العمود العذاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

агония колонка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coluna de agonia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যন্ত্রণা কলাম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

colonne agonie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lajur penderitaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Qual Spalte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

苦しみコラム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고통 열
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Column agony
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

cột đau đớn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வேதனையுள்ள பத்தியில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पीडा कॉलम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kişisel ilân sütunu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

colonna di agonia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

agonia kolumna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

агонія колонка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

coloana agonie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγωνία στήλη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pyn kolom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vånda kolumn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dødskamp kolonne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of agony column

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AGONY COLUMN»

The term «agony column» is regularly used and occupies the 86.674 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AGONY COLUMN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «agony column» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «agony column» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about agony column

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AGONY COLUMN»

Discover the use of agony column in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to agony column and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Agony Column
In the days of Sherlock Holmes it was in the Times that it flourished, and many a criminal was tracked to earth after he had inserted some alluring mysterious message in it.
Earl Derr Biggers, 2000
2
The Agony Column of the 'Times'
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Alice Clay, 2009
3
The Agony Column Codes and Ciphers
A collection of over a 1,000 secret messages, mainly from the Victorian era, which appeared in the personal columns of various newspapers.
Jean Palmer, 2006
4
Agony Angel: So You Think You've Got Problems
... enough I have to waste time writing the 'Dear Richard' agony column let alone waste more time writing to them all in their homes.' 'But I...' 76.
Cesca Martin, 2007
5
Brazilian Adventure: A Quest Into the Heart of the Amazon
Then, suddenly, in March 1932, a month before I saw that advertisement in the Agony Column, a Swiss called Stephan Rattin turned up at the British Consulate at Sao Paulo with a very curious story. 28 THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.
Peter Fleming, 2011
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Modernisierung und Literatur: Festschrift für Hans Ulrich ...
Die vielgescholtene agony column hat einen respektablen literarischen Stammbaum, und selbst als gesunkenes Kulturgut ist sie literarisch fruchtbar geworden, indem sie zahlreiche Parodien hervorgerufen hat. Insofern ist es durchaus richtig, ...
Walter Göbel, 2000
7
A Thousand Shards of Glass
These essays, letters and journal entries were written as a farewell to the country Michael loves still, and to the wife he knew as his 'True North'.
Michael Katakis, 2014
8
Bleak Houses: Marital Violence in Victorian Fiction
Repeatedly, Holmes reads an account of a crime in the newspaper, seeks background information in the newspaper, runs advertisements in the newspaper , or consults the agony column there. He recognizes the typeset of the major dailies ...
Lisa Anne Surridge, 2005
9
The Lure of the Mask
There was scarce one chance in a thousand of the mysterious singer's seeing the inquiry, not one in ten thousand of her answering it. And the folly of giving his club address! That would look very dignified in yonder agony column! And then he ...
Harold MacGrath, 2008
10
Nathanael West
A young newspaperman who writes the agony column of his paper as "Miss Lonelyhearts" has reached the point where the joke has gone sour. He becomes obsessed with the real misery of his correspondents, illuminated for him by the ...
Stanley Edgar Hyman, 1962

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AGONY COLUMN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term agony column is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Linda Nolan set to avoid court over benefits fraud charge after …
They claimed she did not reveal a change in her circumstances namely income from writing an agony column and a fee from appearing on TV ... «Express.co.uk, Jun 15»
2
Linda Nolan's benefit fraud case could be DROPPED as defence …
This includes monies received from writing an agony column in a local magazine and from an appearance with her sisters on Family Fortune. «Scottish Daily Record, Jun 15»
3
Playback: Experiencing a Broadened Euphoria: EDM breaks out …
A true musical oddity of its time, locals Agony Column crossbred thrash metal with gun-rack-glorifying redneck declarations shrieked like a ... «Austin Chronicle, Apr 15»
4
Honest John's Motoring Agony Column
Telegraph Cars can no longer accommodate as many Honest John emails so, rather than waste them, we have decided to run some of those ... «Honest John, Apr 15»
5
The First Winter Tyre Rated A for Wet Grip
Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 04-07-2015. CARS. Honest John's Deals of the Week. CARS. Honda Back in UK With 3 New Cars. «Honest John, Mar 15»
6
Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire
This happened, funnily enough, some years ago when Dame Edna was invited by Graydon Carter to write an agony column in Vanity Fair. «Los Angeles Times, Jan 15»
7
Wild woman... Cheryl Strayed's walk back to happiness
... from her online agony column, 'Dear Sugar'. What took her so long? "It's not an 'I did this, therefore you should pay attention to me' memoir. «Irish Independent, Jan 15»
8
I've had it with comedy awards – and so has my bounty hunter alter …
Was Danny Dyer, who suggested slashing your errant girlfriend's face with a knife in a lads' mag agony column, really invited to hand out best ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»
9
UK Zoo agony column told reader to cut his ex's face
A MEN'S magazine has been forced to apologise for running an advice column that urged a heartbroken reader to "cut his ex's face, so no one ... «Courier Mail, May 10»
10
Honest John's agony column
Honest John's agony column. Honest John. By Honest John. 12:01AM BST 08 Aug 2008. Comments. Your questions answered by the dealer you can trust. «Telegraph.co.uk, Aug 08»

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