A favorable or hopeful aspect, as in Bob is inclined to look on the bright side of everything. This idiom uses bright in the sense of “lit up with gladness or hope.” [First half of 1800s] Also see glass is half full.
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How to use bright side in a sentence
His peers remember him as a bright man who spoke softly and occasionally came across as a bit shy.
Cruce operates the Iron Hill Campground on the other side of the highway.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So in that sense we have gotten close to the families that have lost loved ones, be it from one side or the other.
Andy Serkis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Do you want to be on the wrong side of history, Academy?Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What could be more important, to make sure that side of things is right before we tie ourselves to someone forever?‘Downton Abbey’ Review: A Fire, Some Sex, and Sad, Sad Edith|Kevin Fallon|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She skilfully manages the side-lights, and by this means produces strong effects.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
This city stands upon almost two equal parts on each side the river that passes through.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
This is one of the most striking manifestations of the better side of child-nature and deserves a chapter to itself.Children's Ways|James Sully
When the women came, he was preparing to go to the west side for his daily visit with Mrs. Pruitt.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Her heart fluttered violently with fear as she saw that he stepped out after her, and walked by her side toward the house.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu