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vary between (someone and someone else)

 and vary between something and something else
to fluctuate in choosing between people or things. In choosing a bridge partner, Sam varied between Tom and Wally. I varied between chocolate and vanilla cake for dessert.
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vary between (something and something else)

to fluctuate between one thing and another. The daytime temperatures vary between 80 and 90 degrees. She varies between angry and happy.
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vary (from something) (in something)

to differ from something. This one varies from that one in many ways. It varies from the other one a little.

vary from (something to something)

to fluctuate over the range from something to something. The colors vary from red to orange. It varies from warm to very hot during the summer.
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vary with something

1. to be at variance with someone's figures or a sum or estimate. My figures vary with yours considerably. Her estimate varies with yours by a few dollars.
2. to change according to something. The rainfall in New York State varies with the season. His mood varies with the stock market average.
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vary from

To be different than something or someone; deviate from something or someone: The researchers determined that the behavior of children who took the medicine varied from normal patterns of behavior.
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vary up

To change the variables associated with something: The cafeteria varied up its menu with a new kind of sandwich. You've worn the same blue sweater all week—why not vary it up and wear something new?
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Your mileage may vary. and YMMV

sent. & comp. abb. You may have a different experience or different results. It worked for me. Your mileage may vary.
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Its location and height mark it out from the everyday buildings around, while the rotation in plan is intended to signify the break between secular and sacred, and to create a void between building types which can be used for communal gatherings of varying size, or for private meditation.
Figure 2 is a graphical representation of the reduction of tensile strength of a coldbox core sand mixture (1% binder by weight) with varying levels of vein reduction compounds.
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The collaboration with NIST researchers was established to determine the transient temperature changes associated with laser-hair heating and to monitor heat dissipation processes of hair shafts and live follicle samples of varying colors and textures.
When a partner's interests in partnership profits and losses change, allocation of tax items must take into account the partner's varying interests during the year.
The tip can be close to the net at about a 20-degree angle (1), but with varying distances of about 6, 10, and 15 feet.
Varying tastes also account for some of the differing taster comments.
Cuellar and Arnold (1988) described models that used translators and interpreters including lay interpreters coupled with varying degrees of cultural sensitivity training and awareness.
A number of views emerged on the central issue of harmonization, reflecting varying traditions and realities among countries and regions.
In each instance, the total variation of the dependent variable (household consumption, residential construction, the corporate bond rate, and a multilateral exchange rate) is attributed either to the fixed portion or to the continuously varying portion of the model structure.
This book explains the latest theoretical advances and practical methods to give an understanding of rapidly time varying channels, together with performance trade-offs and potential performance gains, providing the expertise to develop future wireless systems technology.
22) suggests that samples be plied to increase their effective thickness; this was done to determine the effect of varying sample thickness.
Further liveliness was achieved in all the blocks by special treatment to the ends, and by varying the cladding between timber boarding and painted render in strong colours.
The eutectic grows cellularly, varying with the cooling rate.