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The meaning of "every cloud has a silver lining"

" Every cloud has a silver lining "
Meaning:
An encouragement to be optimistic. Even bad events have a good side to them.
Example:
Okay he wasn't faithful but at least you found out now rather than after the wedding - every cloud has a silver lining.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 17th century. From a poem by John Milton.
Where is it used?:
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