American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hopeful or comforting prospect in the midst of difficulty.
- n. figuratively A good aspect of a mostly bad event.
- n. a consoling aspect of a difficult situation
- Originating in the John Milton's poem “Comus”; see 1634 quotation. The proverb every cloud has a silver lining is an allusion to the relevant passage. (Wiktionary)
- From the proverb "Every cloud has a silver lining”. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He can find a silver lining inside the ugliest sow’s ear.”
“So, if there is a silver lining to the high-oil-price cloud, it is that most energy-conserving or energy-substituting strategies—such as driving smaller and more fuel-efficient cars, driving less, using alternative transportation and mass transit, densifying neighborhoods, and building more energy-efficient houses—also improve the global environment.”
“The head of the lard department has died suddenly, and Pierrepont has suggested to the old man that there is a silver lining to that cloud of sorrow.”
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