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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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Characteristics include fluctuant bulging of a wound, postural headaches, or focal neurologic findings caused by fluid compression on the nerve roots.
5[degrees]C), and cachectic, with a 5 cm fluctuant mass with a visible point.
In the infectious disease clinic, he was afebrile with a normal examination except for two painless, fluctuant violaceous lesions on his right thumb and 5th digit (Fig.
Voluntates meae fluctuant et desideria discordant et discordando me lacerant.
45) This exact hope for the pictorial paradigm is contained in Freddie's attribution of his abandonment of science to the irresolvable theoretical problem of mensuration: 'for how could anything in this fluctuant world be held still for long enough to have a measuring rod applied to it?
Les reseaux, sans frontieres stables, fluctuant dans le temps et dans l'espace, sont a la fois des systemes de relations et de socialisation;ils ont une histoire, une culture qui se construisent avec leur expansion, avec l'arrivee de nouveaux membres, avec le depart d'autres, grace a des vecteurs qui peuvent etre humains mais aussi materiels et qui entretiennent une forme de solidarite.
Ce qui caracterise la demarche de projete c'est son caractere fluctuant, son approche pluridisciplinaire, les allers et retours entre sa conception et sa realisation, son ouverture aux incertitudes et aux opportunites.
The risk is still high especially as the prices of primary products are highly fluctuant.
Or, like a sunbather, whose lids retain A greenish, gemmed impression of the sun In lively, fluctuant geometries, You sometimes contemplate a single image, Utterly silent, utterly at rest.
Monde sensible s'il en est, ou les fragiles fils de soie se font fleurs imperissables, non plus << reves de resurrection >> mais fluctuant desir d'eternite.
22) By contrast, it is my intention to enhance the fluctuant process by which anthropology becomes and fails to become colonial.
Deterministic chaos may account for the difficulty in time-series studies of identifying a threshold for the association between fluctuant levels of PM and mortality (1,30,31).
Un pays ou la fragilite de l'economie, un yen fluctuant ainsi qu'une demande stagnante ont eu un effet negatif sur les importations.
Travailler sur le rite, c'est donc travailler sur des echelles extremement variees (l'Eglise [much less than] universelle [much greater than], les echelles nationales, provinciales, diocdsaines, paroissiales, familiales, individuelles) et interroger le degre fluctuant d'autonomie de ces echelles dans le temps.
So filled with vitality is she, with the will to succeed in her mission, that life forces her on and on: "Un sentiment qui s'ensablait, s'empetrait, s'enbourbait, semblait disparaitre, pour rejaillir comme une source; un signe en ce monde fluctuant, ephemere, de resistance et de duree.