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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

v.
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

v.
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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Nevertheless, the result of the differences is that the learners are positioned varyingly in respect of the forms of student consciousness valued by the Syllabus.
States and interstate organizations are still important but varyingly and not predominantly so.
This attitude is particularly clear in the youngest focus group, but it is also present in the other groups, though varyingly pronounced.
This was varyingly long and lasted from the parents'/parent's first arrest through torture until their release.
Thus, one may see such turrets varyingly described as Remote (or Remotely Controlled) Weapons Stations (RWS/ RCWS) or Overhead Weapons Stations (OWS).
Goldrick-Jones describes the ways in which male activists framed their causes, determined "valid" issues, held themselves varyingly accountable to feminists, and addressed internecine conflicts.
The justification for these rights was varyingly grounded on natural law or on the providence of a divine creator.
Athletics has enough drugs problems without three of its superstars - varyingly tainted by illegal substances - partaking in a banned race.
The adoption of a new standard will prove varyingly difficult for different people, depending on a whole host of factors, including the ease of switching and the strength of their attachment to the original network.
We can do nothing about the curvature of the earth and likewise of its orbit around the sun, which is varyingly elliptical, thus roughly accounting, along with the wobble in the earth's tilt, for the recurrent ice ages and most of the major known variation in climate on the globe.
Also, different vendors have been varyingly successful or interested in providing meaningful statistics and data about database use.
So it is that representations of the scene in Shakespeare's antecedents tend to be obsessively cluttered with visual detail, with descriptions of balconies, ladders, occluded sight lines, women's apparel and gems, and, in varyingly titillating degrees of breathiness representations of amatory embrace.
Without any particularistic brief, all the contributors have brought varyingly historicist perspectives to a range of late-medieval texts.
Inspectors who spoke to staff at all levels, councillors, as well as outside organisations, said that a culture in the authority had been varyingly described to the Joint Review team as ``arrogant'', ``bullying'', ``secretive'' and defensive and ``dominated by considerations of political advantage''.