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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.
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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.
One bright spot was fashion, where sales rose 9.2%.
Bright spot: "But there were positives for us in the bowling of Liam Norwell after such a long time out injured and the batting of Sam Hain, which showed real quality on a difficult surface.
Another bright spot mentioned by the group was the Emergency Accessible Polling Place, which made the voting process easier to persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and pregnant voters.
has earned a Bright Spot Award from the Keep Carbondale Beautiful board.
Further, the observations which revealed the presence of an unexpectedly compact and bright spot provides evidence that the star has surprisingly hot gas in a layer above the star's surface -- a chromosphere, the study said.
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.
He said the country was a bright spot of the global economy today, while outlining his nine focus areas in which rural development took the top slot.
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 via email.
MANILA -- Despite all the gloom hovering over the government due to recent controversies, there remains a "Bright Spot" in the Philippines in the eyes of the world.
One bright spot for community banks with more than $ 1 billion in assets is multifamily lending, particularly when compared with a year earlier.