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 ?
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?
Despite that experience, Studs Terkel never lost faith in American democracy or the innate wisdom of the American people," Durbin said.
JESSICA HARRINGTON insists she has not lost faith in Jezki and reports him none the worse for the final-flight mistake which probably cost him second spot in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown.
Mum Desiree Hamilton of Cramlington said: "We have lost faith - this has caused mayhem among the parents.
We (Bharatiya Janata Party) have lost faith in the CBI and its investigation," he said.
ROY Hodgson says he has never lost faith in Marc-Antoin Fortune and believes his performance at the weekend proves how important he is to the club.
Summary: Turkey says it has completely lost faith in the Syrian government, whilst threatening to cut its power supply if violence continues.