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Grif·fith(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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D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark), 1875–1948, U.S. film director and producer.
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