This phrase is often said to people who are feeling down or depressed in an attempt to try and cheer them up.
Here you can read some information on this proverb: Origin of this proverb.
Example sentences from the web:
- Well, I suppose it’s nice to know that every cloud has a silver lining.
- Interview With Mexican Quake Witness (CNN, 2003):
HARRIS: Well, actually, then, if that’s the case, this toll of only 23 deaths can — I should say — shouldn’t say only 23 deaths — but 23 deaths is actually quite a low number, considering the fact this could be a lot worse, then.
PETERS: In fact, Mexican authorities are saying they’re quite amazed that the casualties appear to be so low at this point. They do expect them to rise, but they say — well, I guess every cloud has a silver lining. This may be that for this earthquake because previous earthquakes of this magnitude in Mexico have killed hundreds.
HARRIS: Well, here’s hoping that silver lining gets even bigger and more pronounced there. Thank you, Gretchen Peters, thank you very much. We appreciate it. Take care. Gretchen Peters of the ” Christian Science Monitor ” talking to us from Mexico City.
- Don’t forget that every cloud has a silver lining. The sun will shine again.
Words from the example sentences you may not know:
- TOLL: the extent of loss, damage, suffering, etc., resulting from some action or calamity: The toll was 200 persons dead or missing.
- CASUALTIES: loss in numerical strength through any cause, as death, wounds, sickness, capture, or desertion.
- EARTHQUAKE: a shaking of a part of the earth’s surface that often causes great damage