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 ?
It is a blessing that he did not know, for otherwise he would have lost faith in his power to fly, and the moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
Those were discouraging times in American literature, but Poe never lost faith.
I understand all that," he broke in; "but what I want to know is whether or not you have lost faith in me?
How much to be pitied, ma'am, are those who have lost faith in everything.
She had the air of one who has suddenly lost faith in the whole human race.
Surely," said John, like one who had lost faith in his memory, "he used not to sleep in the kennel?
Don't let me shock you; I have lost faith and hope; I have become--what's the last new name for a free-thinker?
I must confess that I lost faith in the sanity of the world when I saw it suffering the painful disorder of this island.
You've lost faith and you think that I am grossly flattering you; but how long has your life been?
This shows why so many working-class people have lost faith in the trade union movement.
I am a Republican who has lost faith in this administration and the Republican Party.
Indeed, the most powerful legacy of melancholia in the twentieth century is not a function of iconography but of a condition of lost faith.
37% Have Lost Faith in Company and Private Pension Schemes
Some have lost families, some have difficulty finding jobs, all of them have lost faith in the criminal justice system.