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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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1982, Correlations of climate, mass balances, and glacial fluctuations at Mount Rainier, Washington, USA, since 1850: Arctic and Alpine Research, v.
Investigating departures from expectations to determine whether fluctuations are due to changes in business conditions or to material misstatements in the financial statements.
It could only detect density fluctuations over patches of sky several times the diameter of the full moon.
Thus, researchers must somehow separate fluctuations in microwave radiation emitted by material in our own galaxy from the true primordial fluctuations in the cosmic background.
It is superposed on a broad pedestal, which results mainly from a continuous distribution of side-bands due to imperfectly shielded low-frequency field fluctuations.
The main beneficiaries of the conference committee's changes will be suburban schools whose initial rates of proficiency are above the minimum, for they will no longer be penalized for temporary downward fluctuations in scores.
Using an even higher number of small tooth cavity volumes will allow pressure fluctuations to be additionally reduced.
Solar storms most often affect businesses, as they can cause fluctuations in power supply or blackouts if a utility company's high-voltage transformer overheats or burns out.
Additional peaks are observed due to magnetic fluctuations at the ends of the devices, which are more strongly pinned by abutted permanent-magnet thin films.
Viewing the fluctuations with 45 times the sensitivity and 33 times the spatial resolution of its predecessor, the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite, WMAP has nailed down several key cosmological parameters.
My research of the last 15 years challenges the conventional practice and returns to the older tradition of examining seasonal fluctuations explicitly and treating them as economically interesting in their own right.
The researchers compared the fluctuations in the density of galaxies in the 2dF survey with larger scale fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background.
Most recent research on macroeconomic fluctuations ignores the seasonal variation in the economy by working with seasonally adjusted or annual data.
period-to-period revenue fluctuations in risk and insurance services relating to the net effect of new and lost business production and the timing of policy inception dates;
They say that this newly detected primordial fanfare proclaims as never before that all the structures in the universe--from stars to galaxies to huge galaxy clusters--had their origins in random, unimaginably tiny fluctuations in density during the earliest moments of the universe.