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.
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?
I must confess that I lost faith in the sanity of the world when I saw it suffering the painful disorder of this island.
Some senior figures at Anfield, who would act as advisors to DIC, have lost faith in Benitez, and only a Champions League triumph now would prevent them from moving against him, to search for a replacement they believe would "make less mistakes".