silver lining


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silver lining

n.
A hopeful or comforting prospect in the midst of difficulty.

[From the proverb "Every cloud has a silver lining".]

silver lining

n
a comforting or hopeful aspect of an otherwise desperate or unhappy situation (esp in the phrase every cloud has a silver lining)

sil′ver lin′ing


n.
a prospect of hope or comfort in a gloomy situation.
[1870–75; from the proverb “Every cloud has a silver lining”]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silver lining - 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"
Translations

silver lining

nlato positivo
every cloud has a silver lining → non tutto il male vien per nuocere
References in classic literature ?
Now, though how that train of thought had started he could not have said, he was distinctly conscious of the silver lining. Subconscious Self began to drive the thing home.
I expand, I open, I turn my silver lining outward like Milton's cloud, and it's more agreeable to both of us.' That's my view of such things, speaking as a child!"
A suspicion of silver lining had become visible through the clouds.
Cooper previously denied being romantically involved with his "Silver Lining" co-star, Jennifer Lawrence, 22, saying he was "old enough to be her father." Yet, Waterhouse, 20, is even younger.
Matthew Quick was home in Holden watching television Sunday night when the latest silver lining came his way.
Searching for a silver lining among the recession clouds was a lot easier during the first two recessions I've been through.
Silver Lining Solutions is a finalist in this year's awards, to be held at Faraday Wharf, Aston Science Park in Birmingham on on Friday.
Silver Lining Solutions will provide Discover - a skills accreditation programme - to the network operator in a deal worth pounds 100,000.
There's one possible silver lining: The one state that has such a law seems queasy about enforcing it.
While it's too early to tell if the hard market has returned, several London underwriters believe the bottom of the cycle has passed ("Silver Lining Shines Through," page 65).
Sprinkled throughout are Balanchine's Agon, Ballet Imperial, and Concerto Barocco as well as works by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Val Caniparoli, and Stowell, whose wildly successful Silver Lining, an evening-length work set to the music of Jerome Kern, concludes the season.
But the silver lining, that your sex life is nobody's business, may be close at hand.