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
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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.
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.
The survey also revealed that Latin professionals are losing faith in the economy and that their views on the subject have changed dramatically since last polled in June 2004.
WOMEN are losing faith in Tony Blair, claims former social security secretary Harriet Harman.
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.
Thanks to the government, Peggy Ann Buckley is millions of dollars in debt and is fast losing faith that the American justice system will right the wrong inflicted on her.
In a letter sent Friday to the Ventura County Grand Jury, Monahan called for a comprehensive investigation into the county's financial operations, saying the public is confused and is losing faith in county government.
A One of Brazil's most serious problems now is that international investors have been pulling their money out of the country's stock and bond markets because they are losing faith in the government's ability to get the economic problems under control.
Ceasing future subway expansion should not be interpreted as Los Angeles losing faith in itself, but rather a city celebrating and acknowledging its unique dynamics.
Part of the reason for these changes was the sense "that taxpayers [were] losing faith in the Federal income tax system.