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A hopeful or comforting prospect in the midst of difficulty.
[From the proverb "Every cloud has a silver lining".]
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a comforting or hopeful aspect of an otherwise desperate or unhappy situation (esp in the phrase every cloud has a silver lining)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a prospect of hope or comfort in a gloomy situation.
[1870–75; from the proverb “Every cloud has a silver lining”]
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|Noun||1.||silver lining - a consoling aspect of a difficult situation; "every cloud has a silver lining"; "look on the bright side of it"|
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