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
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Summary: Common citizens are steadily losing faith in the government
Not surprising then that the latest figures - the result of an internal NHS survey - show that patients are losing faith in their GPs .
18 ( ANI ): Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee expressed concern on Sunday over repeated disruptions in parliament, and suggested that people are losing faith in parliamentary democracy.
I CAN understand why people are losing faith in the police and council.
In Losing Faith, a first novel from Denise Jaden, Brie Jenkins feels little more than exasperation toward her older, ultra-religious sister, Faith, until Faith dies suddenly by falling or jumping off a cliff.
Losing faith in monetary and fiscal policy, the orthodox turn to financial policy.
It's no wonder that people are losing faith in the democratic process.
Of course, the same class of people -- self-serving politicians -- write these laws, exploit them and interpret them, which may explain why the public is losing faith in government.
However, I fear that Abramsky, having been too close to the explosions, may have been spooked into losing faith in the appeal of a free and open society.
The group from Kilkeel, Co Down, walked out of an Upper Bann Constituency Association meeting and said they had no choice but to quit after losing faith in David Trimble's leadership of the party.
Part of the reason for these changes was the sense "that taxpayers [were] losing faith in the Federal income tax system.
Many commercial tenants are losing faith in the quality of their New York property, yet they race a dilemma because the city still maintains a high recognition as a prestige location.
E[acute accent]Marc Lubaszka, President of World Financial, noted, "People the world over are losing faith in politicians, and currencies.
Earlier in the programme Maher said that it was not Catholics' fault for losing faith in the Church because it is 'hostile to women'.
BOURNEMOUTH roared back to claim a point with a stirring second half performance - but that didn't stop Sean O'Driscoll blasting the Cherries fans for losing faith.