Definition of the fact that in English:

the fact that

phrase

  • Used to refer to a particular situation under discussion.

    ‘the real problem facing them is the fact that their funds are being cut’
    • ‘The judge did not refer the jury to the fact that a mistaken witness can be a convincing one.’
    • ‘It's not the fact that to get to the crew room I have to go up two flights of stairs and down three.’
    • ‘We want Kirklees Council to respect the fact that most of us want to stay on the estate.’
    • ‘We should not lose sight of the fact that there has to be a sense of proportion in our debates.’
    • ‘You need to take on board the fact that in some cases terminally ill people ask to go home to die.’
    • ‘Kids need to get used to the fact that there are rules to be obeyed for the rest of their lives.’
    • ‘This is despite the fact that we know she is a sharp woman who reads all the papers every day.’
    • ‘He led all the way and it was a great race, despite the fact that it had to be run on the Monday.’
    • ‘I like the fact that if I turn up, the kids enjoy it and they all get to play more sport.’
    • ‘Bardem was also drawn to the fact that there is no clear right and wrong in the film.’
    • ‘This is, of course, due to the fact that there is no way in the world that it is ever going to work.’
    • ‘The situation is not helped by the fact that the mist is making the court damp and slippy.’
    • ‘It might have been comic were it not for the fact that someone was likely to end up being killed.’
    • ‘He was amused by the fact that he had been mistaken in his knowledge of what is right and what is left.’
    • ‘Add to this the fact that our physical bodies aren't as important to us as to animals.’
    • ‘There is an honesty about what they do, helped by the fact that you can see the kitchens.’
    • ‘Her problems were made worse by the fact that the lift was temporarily out of action.’
    • ‘The hilly course was made worse with the fact that it was pouring with rain and windy as well.’
    • ‘Attackers were also deterred by the fact that the police were keeping an eye on them.’
    • ‘It was not so much what I heard that annoyed me but the fact that no action was taken.’