Silver-lining definition

Some basis for hope or some comforting aspect in the midst of despair, misfortune, etc.
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A hopeful or comforting prospect in the midst of difficulty.
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(figuratively) A good aspect of a mostly bad event.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
silver-lining
Plural:
silver-linings

Origin of silver-lining

  • From the proverb “Every cloud has a silver lining”

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary