Silver-lining meaning

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