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 (grĭf′ĭth), Arthur 1872-1922.
Irish nationalist leader who was a founder of the Sinn Fein movement for Irish independence (1905). He led the Irish delegation that negotiated the 1921 treaty with England that established the Irish Free State.
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1. (Biography) Arthur. 1872–1922, Irish journalist and nationalist: founder of Sinn Féin (1905); president of the Free State assembly (1922)
2. (Biography) D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark). 1875–1948, US film director and producer. He introduced several cinematic techniques, including the flashback and the fade-out, in his masterpiece The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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(ˈgrɪf ɪθ)

D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark), 1875–1948, U.S. film director and producer.
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Noun1.Griffith - United States film maker who was the first to use flashbacks and fade-outs (1875-1948)
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Behind Ed Griffith's saloon old Jerry Bird the town drunkard lay asleep on the ground.
At this moment Griffith, the itinerant vender of oranges from Hill Morton, enters the close with his heavy baskets.
But now Griffith's baskets are empty, the ball is placed again midway, and the School are going to kick off.
George Griffith's "Clipper of the Clouds," and so the thing really got hold of them.
Above him, on the drawing-room floor, lived a fifth-year man called Griffiths; but Philip saw little of him, partly because he was occupied chiefly in the wards and partly because he had been to Oxford.
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In this June 8, 1963 file photo, Emile Griffith smiles in the dressing room after regaining his welterweight world championship title by defeating Luis Rodriguez, at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Emile Griffith, a former boxing world champion, died Tuesday at an extended care facility in Hempstead, N.Y, at the age of 75.
(Chappelear) Griffith, 81, passed away at home, under the care of her family and the staff at Visiting Nurse Association Home Hospice, on Saturday, Dec.
Gregson opened the scoring early in the win with Lloyd Griffith adding the extras, before back-row Lee Bobby Davies added the second for the home side, Griffith again converting.
San Diego, CA, April 25, 2012 --( John Griffith, a divorce lawyer at Griffith & Young in San Diego, recently won a case which erased more than $9,000 in child support arrears for his client.

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