bright side


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Noun1.bright side - a consoling aspect of a difficult situation; "every cloud has a silver lining"; "look on the bright side of it"
consolation, solace, solacement - the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him"
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It isn't very pleasant to be laid up; but there is a bright side to it, Marilla.
Becky Thatcher was gone to her Constantinople home to stay with her parents during vacation -- so there was no bright side to life anywhere.
Let us hear, then, what it is at its best estate--gaze on its bright side, if it has one; and then imagination may task her powers to add dark lines to the picture, as she travels southward to that (for the colored man) Valley of the Shadow of Death, where the Mississippi sweeps along.
Meanwhile, it is my duty to tell you that there is one bright side to this otherwise deplorable and shocking document.
Well, of course, if you can look on the bright side, pray do; it's a mercy if people haven't sensitive feelings, in this world.
I judged she had earned a right to a more hospitable place; so I plucked her up and sent her to America to a friend who would respect her for the fight she had made, all by her small self, to make a whole vast despondent Alpine desolation stop breaking its heart over the unalterable, and hold up its head and look at the bright side of things for once.
On each soft side --coincident with the parted swell, that but once leaving him, then flowed so wide away --on each bright side, the whale shed off enticings.
You are very happy," exclaimed Athos, laughing, in spite of himself, at the sally of the irresistible Gascon; "for you see the bright side of everything.
You see things on the bright side, and so much the better for you.
Even looking at the bright side of things, he found it both stupid and sad to be left alone in the midst of this savage country and among these wild tribes.
We all tried to look on the bright side of things, but Mr.
I could not possibly bring her to regard the matter on its bright side as I did: and indeed I was so fearful of being charged with childish frivolity, or stupid insensibility, that I carefully kept most of my bright ideas and cheering notions to myself; well knowing they could not be appreciated.