the personals

plural noun

: a special section of a newspaper, magazine, etc., where people can place short personal messages

Examples of the personals in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eight of the penalties, including all of the personals, were on the defense. Mark Heim |, al, 11 Oct. 2020 Amid the personals and ads for auction sales, the viewer is forced to confront the contours of the Indigenous man’s face. Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 2020

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“The personals.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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