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Definitions of faith

  1. institution to express belief in a divine power; " he was raised in the Baptist religion"; " a member of his own faith contradicted him"
  2. loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person; " keep the faith"; " they broke faith with their investors"
  3. complete confidence in a person or plan etc; " he cherished the faith of a good woman"; " the doctor- patient relationship is based on trust"
  4. a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; " he lost his faith but not his morality"
  5. Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.
  6. The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith.
  7. The belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the person and work of Christ, which affects the character and life, and makes a man a true Christian, -- called a practical, evangelical, or saving faith.
  8. That which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially ( Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; and especially, the system of truth taught by Christ; as, the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church.
  9. Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty.
  10. Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith.
  11. Credibility or truth.
  12. By my faith; in truth; verily.
  13. Belief; trust in the honesty and ruth of another; trust in God; fidelity; honesty; a system of religion.
  14. Belief; confidence; fidelity; plighted word or honor.
  15. A firm belief; trust; a religious creed; honor; fidelity.
  16. On my faith, in truth. In good faith, honestly.
  17. Belief or trust in the statement or word of another, such that we accept and act upon it with full assurance; belief or trust of the same nature in a religious system, as extending into and pervading the unseen universe; that which is believed; the religious system believed, and specially the Christian; fidelity; word or honour pledged; credibility or truth.
  18. Belief; trust; confidence; sincerity; belief in revealed religion; trust in God; a system of doctrines or tenets.
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Usage examples for faith

  1. It is you who must come near in faith and love, if you would find your husband near to you. – Happiness and Marriage by Elizabeth (Jones) Towne
  2. Faith told him this. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  3. Power is in faith. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  4. Faith could do nothing; Brander could do nothing. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  5. He had heard no unusual sound, but he was not without faith in her. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  6. What makes you have such faith in me? – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  7. Yes, but- what of the faith you were brought up in? – Rosmerholm by Henrik Ibsen
  8. Faith and I know there's the door, sir; but where's the money, Captain? – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  9. This strange belief and faith was in him. – The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood
  10. Faith, Sir, too long by at least an Hour. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  11. Faith, and what more would a lady want! – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  12. He can only be saved by will or faith. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  13. Faith, do you know what I think? – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
  14. My husband is on earth, my faith in heauen; How shall that faith returne againe to earth, Unlesse that husband send it me from heauen By leauing earth? – Shakespeare in the Theatre by William Poel
  15. He laughed again as he said: " I have no faith in fortune telling." – The Second String by Nat Gould
  16. 8. Righteousness proceeds therefore solely from faith, and not from works. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  17. Does not this prove my good faith? – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  18. For this had been his mother's faith. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  19. Faith, ye may be some judge of them. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  20. Good faith it stands with good reason. – The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by J. J. Jusserand
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