silver lining

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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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Quotations

  • “Every silver lining has a cloud.”
  • P.T. Barnum
    P.T. Barnum
    “Every crowd has a silver lining.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Every cloud has a silver lining.”
  • Don Marquis
    Don%20Marquis
    “Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint”
  • Maurice Setter
    Maurice Setter
    “Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.”

Idioms

Every cloud has a silver lining - People sometimes say that every cloud has a silver lining to comfort somebody who's having problems. They mean that it is always possible to get something positive out of a situation, no matter how unpleasant, difficult or even painful it might seem.
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Usage

In literature:

Was there a silver lining to the cloud that was floating around him?
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
CLOUDS WITH SILVER LININGS.
"The Orphans of Glen Elder" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Surely, the cloud had a silver lining!
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
The silver line stretched from headland to headland, and was still advancing.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
If you only look hard enough, Bluff and Sandy, you'll find the silver lining to every cloud.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
The sun is an hour high, and its bright rays lie in a broad line of silver light upon the eddying stream.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Perhaps Miss Gibbs, like the familiar chestnut burr, hid a silver lining under her prickly exterior.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
Jud was the dark cloud, and his silver lining had not yet materialized.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
The line had no doubt broken at Silver's Gulch.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Yes, songs for every son o' you, and all have silver linings!
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 8, 1914" by Various
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In poetry:

Darling little woman, just a little line,
Just a little silver word
For that dear gold of thine,
Only a whisper you have so often heard:
"A Love-Letter" by Richard Le Gallienne
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands and crystal brooks,
With silken lines and silver hooks.
"The Bait" by John Donne
Gorgeous flowerets in the sunlight shining,
Blossoms flaunting the bright of day,
Tremulous leaves, with soft and silver lining,
Buds that open only to decay.
"Voices Of The Night : Flowers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Aye, one gets used to everything,
And doesn't seem to mind;
Maybe I'm happier than most
Of my two-legged kind;
For look you at the darkest cloud,
Lo! how it's silver-lined.
"The Legless Man" by Robert W Service
How swiftly pass the happy hours
Beside thy palms, beneath thy pines,
As through the fountain's crystal showers
I watch the sunlight gild thy vines
Against the snow-peaks' silvered lines!
"My Garden" by John Lawson Stoddard
They wind about the gravel walks
And all the long line buzzes and talks.
They step in time to the ringing bell,
With scarcely a shadow. The sun is well
In the core of a sky
Domed silverly.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Silver lining to GOP's gloomy performance.
While cutting "Silver Linings Playbook" with editor Jay Cassidy, director.
Jennifer Lawrence in 'Silver Linings Playbook' and Daniel Day Lewis in 'Lincolna'.
The Heron 's Nest: Delco stars in 'Silver Linings Playbook'.
Holden author Matthew Quick published "The Silver Linings Playbook" in 2008 and it was recently made into a film of the same name directed by David O Russell.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence at a screening of 'Silver Linings Playbook'.
Robert De Niro plays Bradley Cooper's caring dad in "Silver Linings Playbook".
'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' top Indie Spirit Awards nominations.
Trevor Beld- Jimenez of Tall Tales & the Silver Lining on "Freak Power Ticket" (Monday, Aug 11, 9-11am).
Kptm.com 2012 Film Independent Forum Line-Up With Silver Linings Playbook Tapped As Opening Film And John Singleton To Give Keynote Address .
Comstock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — There's a silver lining to Tuesday's announcement of the nominees for the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent film.
Spirit Awards boost 'Moonrise Kingdom ,' 'Silver Linings' momentum.
"Silver Linings," "Moonrise Kingdom " top Spirit nominations.
Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence ) and Pat ­(Bradley Cooper) are kindred — and ­?also damaged — spirits in Silver Linings Playbook.
The Detroit Tigers were swept with no silver lining to be found.
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In science:

Parallel crest lines whose slope are simply related to the silver mean were again found.
Aperiodic Quantum Random Walks
On the left, the red and blue lines show two different base lines (730 and 3500 km) while on the right the red and blue lines show the golden and silver channel.
Future neutrino oscillation facilities: physics priorities and open issues
As in previous figure, the data points include 186 SN Ia (the ”gold” and ”silver” sample) used by the cosmological supernova HST team and for a reference we use the best fit for the flat standard cosmology model with Ωm = 0.27, ΩΛ = 0.73 (the thick dashed line), the best fit for CC is shown with the thick solid line.
Conformal Cosmological Model Test with Distant SNIa Data
There is, however, a black cloud inside the silver lining: the assumption that the null density f0 (z ) is known to the statistician.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
Despite the morass of dealing with pure hadronic modes there is perhaps sign of a silver lining.
Penguins, charmless B decays and the hunt for CP violation
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