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Posted by Smokey Stover on August 21, 2007

In Reply to: Every cloud... posted by RRC on August 21, 2007

: : What does the proverb every cloud has a silver lining means?

: I usually hear "every dark cloud has a silver lining" but it seems to be more popular without "dark" in Google - I guess I'm alone in assuming white fluffy clouds are good. Anyway...

: Even in a negative situation there is some hope, or some good can come from something that seems bad. Similar to "It's an ill wind that blows no good."

Just to be sure, the "silver lining" is the bright outline at the edge of the cloud when it is lit from behind by the sun, or at least a brighter sky.