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
References in classic literature ?
He is full of quickness and penetration, piercing easily below the clumsy platitudes of Thrasymachus to the real difficulty; he turns out to the light the seamy side of human life, and yet does not lose faith in the just and true.
If the institution had been officered by white persons, and had failed, it would have injured the cause of Negro education; but I knew that the failure of our institution, officered by Negroes, would not only mean the loss of a school, but would cause people, in a large degree, to lose faith in the ability of the entire race.
Matthew was confounded and puzzled; he could not so quickly lose faith in Anne but he had to admit that circumstances were against her.
Who in mere lackadaisical want of an emotion have agreed upon a little dandy talk about the vulgar wanting faith in things in general, meaning in the things that have been tried and found wanting, as though a low fellow should unaccountably lose faith in a bad shilling after finding it out!
And I kept telling them, obviously it's great that you don't lose faith but if you think you're OK y'all are crazy.
The president thanked the youth for their support and hoped that they will not lose faith in him.
The Bangladeshi people will lose faith in democracy and the country's election system.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): Following the bail granted to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Haryana chief Subhash Barala's son, Vikas Barala, who was arrested over stalking a woman in Chandigarh on Saturday, the Communist Party of India (CPI) has said that the misuse of law by the recognised section of the society should be avoided else people will lose faith in it.
Even when it appeared Australia were closing in on victory, Graeme Swann, Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad did not lose faith. The gulf between the sides in terms of talent may not be as big as many once believed.
WHEN things in life don't go our way, many of us begin to doubt ourselves, get depressed or even lose faith.
"What has happened during the last one year in the country has forced people to lose faith....
It's no wonder people lose faith in humanity when sickening crimes like this occur in today's world.
Summary: Arsene Wenger has called on Arsenal fans not to lose faith as the Gunners look to salvage their season by winning the Premier League.
Sooner or later viewers are going to lose faith in the show and the voting system.
IF ever there was a crime to cause us to lose faith in society it's the appalling death of 90-year-old war hero Geoff Bacon.