every cloud has a silver lining

every cloud has a silver lining

Meaning | Synonyms

  • 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.

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AuthorKeth writes on 19th December 2018

It helps me very much in my studies.

AuthorNel writes on 11th November 2018

Thanks for a good explain, we had proverb like this “The last sun is sharper”.

AuthorChicken Nuggets writes on 5th September 2018

Very helpful, it helps me with my school work when I’m confused a lot thanks a lot!😇😇😇

AuthorPrateek writes on 30th August 2018

Example helps me a lot in understanding the meaning.

AuthorAnonymous writes on 19th June 2018

Thank you, it really helped me – realize the meaning of the proverb

AuthorVrushti writes on 16th June 2018

The meanings which were given by easy to understand.

AuthorLydia writes on 15th May 2018

Thank you so much your examples are awesome! I have learnt a lot now I can write my composition 🙂 😛

AuthorKashu writes on 13th March 2018

Thanks for the sentences

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.

AuthorAbby writes on 28th April 2017

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

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