bright spot


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bright spot

A positive occurrence in an otherwise sad or negative situation. His granddaughter coming to visit him in the nursing home was always a bright spot in Jim's day.
See also: bright, spot

a/the ˈbright spot

a good or pleasant part of something that is unpleasant or bad in all other ways: The win last week was the only bright spot in their last ten games.
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The low westering sun shone right on the shoulders of the old Binton Hills, turning the unconscious sheep into bright spots of light; shone on the windows of the cottage too, and made them a-flame with a glory beyond that of amber or amethyst.
One night when Taug lay sleepless looking up at the starry heavens he recalled the strange things that Tarzan once had suggested to him--that the bright spots were the eyes of the meat-eaters waiting in the dark of the jungle sky to leap upon Goro, the moon, and devour him.
Then in the very bright spots she keeps still, and in the very shady spots she just takes hold of the bars and shakes them hard.
Even the bright spots of gold upon its wings and body, unless her eyes deceived her, grew dim, and the glowing purple took a dusky hue, and the starry lustre that gleamed around the blacksmith's hand became faint and vanished.
covered with gold and white lights by Mark Tedman Davis of Anthology Art and Design Gallery, is the winner of Keep Carbondale Beautiful's most recent Bright Spot Award.
In some regions, vapor could have shot out due to pressure differences, carrying ice and salt with it, creating a bright spot.
Cut the front tab into an arrow shape with its point half as high as the rear tab and you get the same effect with a shadow instead of a bright spot.
Magazine, a Michigan business publication, has recognised San Diego-based Achates Power Incorporated as Michigan Economic Bright Spot for 2017.
Another bright spot was the ongoing growth in its Shipping and Package business, which continues to serve as a position of strength for the USPS, with volume for that group up 14.
When these images were taken each day, the sun was in the same direction as the bright spot, west-northwest from the rover, and relatively low in the sky," Justin Maki, the lead for Curiosity's engineering cameras, told Space.
com The Deadline Shakes - Bright Spot in a Bad Year THIS certainly is a bright spot - a relentless upbeat tune that has joy written all over it.
One bright spot for community banks with more than $ 1 billion in assets is multifamily lending, particularly when compared with a year earlier.
REDCAR MP Vera Baird says growth in business at Teesport is "a bright spot in the local economy".
But even that bright spot comes with a negative--a weak dollar.
Edmonds, the music teacher who provides a bright spot in a school day and perhaps the only adult Jess and Leslie relate to.