every cloud has a silver lining

every cloud has a silver lining


  • there is something good in everything that’s bad
  • every negative occurrence has a positive aspect to it
  • every difficult or unpleasant situation has some advantage
  • some benefit can always be derived from a bad thing that happens

Example Sentences

  1. Reena was depressed to be confined to bed after her surgery, but over time, when she could spend a lot of time with her family and catch up with old friends, who came to visit her, she realized that every cloud has a silver lining.
  2. Even though your relationship is going through a difficult phase, don’t despair, maybe this will strengthen your bond. Every cloud has a silver lining.
  3. Even though he had lost the match, he had gained in experience and was now more confident. Every cloud has a silver lining.
  4. Though he had failed his exam, he realized that every cloud has a silver lining, as now he could focus his attention on things he loved doing.
  5. I know that you job is not going well and you are stressed out, but don’t worry, things will be better soon. Every cloud has a silver lining.


The phrase has been in use in this form and other forms since the mid 1800s.


E 8 Comments


AuthorNozy Magagula writes on 11th February 2018

Tnx ur example help me

AuthorKrystal Priyadarshini writes on 29th December 2017

Hey! It really helped me a lot in thinking a story based on this proverb. Your some suitable examples are really well. Thanks a lot. 😊😊

AuthorBhakti writes on 26th December 2017

You can add a conclusion which help us a lot. But this is also helps very much you have added many examples and meanings.

AuthorJuhi writes on 11th December 2017

Yes it is true that every time we will not happy or sad so thank u for help me.

AuthorShiwani writes on 12th November 2017

Thank you. It helped me a lot.

AuthorThanushree writes on 3rd November 2017

Thank you it helped for my exam

AuthorNatalia writes on 10th September 2017

Thank you for helping me.

AuthorAbby writes on 28th April 2017

I have butterflies in my tummy
Means: I am nervous.

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