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.


It appears that the origin of this phrase is in 1634 from John Milton’s poem “Comus.” It reads

“Was I deceived? or did a sable cloud/Turn forth her silver lining on the night?”

The phrase has been in use in its exact form since the mid-1800s.

See also: silver lining.

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Yes! Truly Every cloud has a silver lining. There is always a positive thing in a bad situation So we must never lose hope.

- Priya February 26, 2020

It helped in my studies while my annual exams. Thank you 😊😇❤️💕

- Aarya Kushwah March 20, 2019

It helps me very much in my studies.

- Keth December 19, 2018

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

- Nel November 11, 2018

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

- Chicken Nuggets September 5, 2018

Example helps me a lot in understanding the meaning.

- Prateek August 30, 2018

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

- Anonymous June 19, 2018

The meanings which were given by easy to understand.

- Vrushti June 16, 2018

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

- Lydia May 15, 2018

Thanks for the sentences

- Kashu March 13, 2018

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. 😊😊

- Krystal Priyadarshini December 29, 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.

- Bhakti December 26, 2017

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

- Juhi December 11, 2017

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

- Abby April 28, 2017

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