The principle that every bad situation produces something good or teaches some lesson. It is derived from the fact that clouds, even though dark, often have bright silver edges where the sun reflects.
2020 was a terrible year, but the silver lining was I got to do school from the comfort of home, finally wasn't constantly busy, got to play lots and lots of video games, and learned to appreciate a normal world.
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"Look for the silver lining" is a suggestion that has been said so often it may appear trite to some. But it actually contains a very deep wisdom, that can help us all to get through difficulties.

"Every cloud has a silver lining" means that every difficulty or setback that causes harm, also contains a potential for a beneficent outcome. By searching for any positive effects of any difficulty or confusing circumstance, we can begin to feel more inner peace in response to the situation, thus regaining our ability to solve it if we can, or accept it if we can't.
I was so distraught that the cyclone had ripped apart our house, and destroyed everything I owned, that I became morose and helpless, unable to do anything. But I noticed that the entire neighborhood were all helping each other, talking to each other cheerfully, sympathetically, showing kindnesses and support in a way they never had before, and I began to recognize that there was a silver lining even in this disaster!
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phrase used to tell someone that there is a brighter side to the problem they are facing. the phrase comes from the fact that, every dark rain cloud has a silver edge, or lining.
max: my son says hes gay

tom: well, look at the brightside, you dont have to worry about him knocking up some random girl

max: thats one hell of a silver lining
by colbyyoungmv January 27, 2009
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When something goes horribly wrong, but there is an upside to it.
d: yeah we have to see the person we hate at school tomorrow.
c: but at least she's ugly.
d: and there's the silver lining!
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Listen to the great words of Brendon Uire form the band Panic! At The Disco “f**k a silver lining
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The bus line in Boston that goes from right by Park Street Station on Tremont St down past the Medical Center all the way to Dudley.
You got a broken leg my friend? Just hop the Silver Line and get off at the medical center.
by Boston for life January 30, 2008
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Silver lining is hope(every cloud has a silver lining(the sun is yet to come)). When the silver line fades the hope fades too but it isn’t lost.
The silver line’s faded but i won’t give up.

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