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, something
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
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): Following the bail granted to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Haryana chief Subhash Barala's son, Vikas Barala, who was arrested over stalking a woman in Chandigarh on Saturday, the Communist Party of India (CPI) has said that the misuse of law by the recognised section of the society should be avoided else people will lose faith in it.
WHEN things in life don't go our way, many of us begin to doubt ourselves, get depressed or even lose faith.
What has happened during the last one year in the country has forced people to lose faith.
It's no wonder people lose faith in humanity when sickening crimes like this occur in today's world.
Sooner or later viewers are going to lose faith in the show and the voting system.
IF ever there was a crime to cause us to lose faith in society it's the appalling death of 90-year-old war hero Geoff Bacon.
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.
THE next time you start to lose faith in your judgement when you see a horse you have backed take a massive drift, remember the ease in which Famous Name won yesterday's 1m Listed race at Leopardstown because despite appearing to hold a definite class edge, he was friendless in the pre-race market.
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.
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.