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agony column

Translation of agony column in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], consultorio (masculine) (sentimental)
    Example sentences
    • I never thought I would ever end up writing to an agony column for advice, but here I am doing just that.
    • Well I suppose they don't need to write in to an agony column.
    • He was a pioneer composer in Hollywood briefly, but he soon spent much of his time on newspaper work, including an agony column.
    Example sentences
    • Sherlock Holmes put down the Daily Gazette where he had been perusing the agony column, his daily ritual, and retrieved a letter from his coat pocket.
    • This string of intimate messages, popularly known as the Agony Column, has long been an honored institution in the English press.
    • I read nothing except the criminal news and the agony column.

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