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fluctuate between (someone and someone else)

to waver between choosing one person and another. I am fluctuating between Sam and Tony as my choice. The manager fluctuated between Mary and Sarah as the new assistant.
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fluctuate between (something and something else)

to move between one thing and another; to change from one thing to another. Things seemed to fluctuate between the very good and the very bad. The temperature in here fluctuates between too hot and too cold.
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fluctuate with something

to vary in accord with something. The tides fluctuate with the phase of the moon. Frank's blood pressure fluctuates with his mood.
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During the following 4 weeks, multiple firm, erythematous lesions developed, which were not tender, fluctuant, or itchy, at the site of the injury and on the medial and anterior aspects of the lower and upper arm (Figure).
The fluctuant area was surrounded by an indurated warm area approximately 4 cm in diameter that extended to the scrotum.
Intraoral examination revealed a midline, large, cystic sublingual mass which was fluctuant and nontender (Fig.
Macroscopic examination showed a soft, fluctuant, well-circumscribed mass with irregular cystic spaces filled with whitish fluid and some cysts containing dark-colored fluid, which was supposed to be blood.
Intraoral tumors are often bluish-red and fluctuant, and they may resemble mucoceles or vascular lesions.
Another 17-year-old male high school student (patient 2) from the same football team was hospitalized at the same hospital on October 20 for a fluctuant right leg mass.
On physical examination a large (5 X 8 cm), deep, subcutaneous fluctuant area was noted at the inferomedial aspect of the right scapula.
These mobile, doughy masses are fluctuant on palpation.
Gynecologic examination showed greenish, purulent vaginal discharge and a fluctuant mass in the pouch of Douglas.
The mass is fluctuant, freely movable, and nontender.
Clinical examination revealed distended, soft, fluctuant swelling on the front of the right hock joint, as well as in the medial and lateral plantar pouches.
However, the mass did not resolve, and it subsequently became fluctuant.