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 ?
How could I go on with the thing when I had lost my faith in it?
I tumble down again soon into my old nooks, and lead the life of exaggerations as before, and have lost my faith in the possibility of any guide who can lead me thither where I would be.
Fred Done himself proved a loyal friend to the game, despite lurid allegations over the weekend, saying: "I've not lost my faith in snooker.
I haven't lost my faith in what the church is trying to do, I've lost my faith in their target group," he said.
But, even in my cell in Belmarsh, I never lost my faith in British justice.
People say I lost my faith but I don't think I lost anything, I think I came to a conclusion.
Ms Simpson, who discovered Aqua Massage in Amsterdam, said: "I really didn't want to stay in manufacturing as a career because I had lost my faith in manufacturing in this area and the jobs weren't there, to be honesta
And it was while there that I discovered modern biblical criticism and lost my faith for a short time.
It amazes me that throughout my ordeal, I never lost my faith.
1 sat down on the edge of the chair and I said, "I've lost my faith in humanity.
I have completely lost my faith in God and my former church.
I have been a priest for 53 years, too long to have lost my faith in humanity.