lose (one's) faith (in something or someone)

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lose (one's) faith (in something or someone)

To stop believing (in someone or something); to become disillusioned, embittered, or doubtful (about something or someone). (When said simply as "lose faith," it is often in reference to losing religious faith in God.) The staff have started losing faith in John's ability to manage the restaurant properly. I lost my faith in my friends ever since they turned their backs on me when my husband left. It's not uncommon to lose faith at some point in one's life, but God will reveal himself to you if you're willing to receive Him.
See also: faith, lose
References in classic literature ?
He is full of quickness and penetration, piercing easily below the clumsy platitudes of Thrasymachus to the real difficulty; he turns out to the light the seamy side of human life, and yet does not lose faith in the just and true.
If the institution had been officered by white persons, and had failed, it would have injured the cause of Negro education; but I knew that the failure of our institution, officered by Negroes, would not only mean the loss of a school, but would cause people, in a large degree, to lose faith in the ability of the entire race.
Matthew was confounded and puzzled; he could not so quickly lose faith in Anne but he had to admit that circumstances were against her.
Who in mere lackadaisical want of an emotion have agreed upon a little dandy talk about the vulgar wanting faith in things in general, meaning in the things that have been tried and found wanting, as though a low fellow should unaccountably lose faith in a bad shilling after finding it out
26 ( ANI ): Ex-England bowler Devon Malcolm has sympathized with Steven Finn who was dropped from the Ashes squad due to his erratic bowling display and has appealed to the selectors to not lose faith in the fiery bowler.
WHEN things in life don't go our way, many of us begin to doubt ourselves, get depressed or even lose faith.
People could lose faith in the September 18 parliamentary election process if authorities do not address violations in several parts of the country, the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) warned on Saturday.
James 2,20 PEOPLE don't normally give up the work and worship of their church because they lose faith; it's the other way around; they lose faith because they give up the work and worship of their church.
It may be wise to remember those readers in your next faith-related feature, otherwise they may start to lose faith in the national newspaper of Wales.
We are only a third of the way through the season and we have had a few disappointing results but you do not lose faith in a man like him after three or four bad results.
In a time when we are all too ready to lose faith in politicians, Peter Law was somebody who always retained an immense amount of respect.
Britons continue to lose faith in pensions, according to new research published by Instant Access Properties.
Souness said: "You would be an absolute fool to lose faith in him given his track record.
The characters, Mennonite immigrants to Canada and their children, face war and bandits, find and lose faith, struggle with the changes of adolescence, fall in and out of love, try to find their place in the changing world of the 1960s and '70s, and face the losses of old age.
However, his backers soon knew their fate, and the horse is best left alone if Pipe perseveres with him through the summer, although I wouldn't lose faith if he returned fresh in the autumn.