not for publication

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I haven't been working the life out of my body, and I haven't been writing, at least not for publication.
This manoeuvre, executed, not for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith, to soothe men, demands nerve.
At the beginning of the letter, in capital letters, the missive from Singer states, "CONFIDENTIAL LEGAL NOTICE NOT FOR PUBLICATION OR OTHER USE.
With regard to Prof Pollack's second point, Peter Elson would not have included the "banana republic" remark if he had appreciated it was not for publication, but we are sorry if there was a misunderstanding.