choose between (two people or things)

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choose between (two people or things)

To select one person or thing from two options. We will choose between the two best candidates for the job. I'm exhausted because I had to choose between sleep or finishing this paper last night.
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choose between two people or things

to choose one from a selection of two persons or things in any combination. For dessert, you can choose between chocolate and vanilla ice cream. I am unable to choose between promoting John and hiring one of the others.
See also: between, choose, people, thing, two
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In poll results bared on Tuesday, the SWS said it asked respondents: 'In case you have to choose between your love life and career, which of these two would you choose?'
(One more time: "Do you want to choose your route to the airport?" asked the taxi driver.) At least some of those people likely do not want to have to choose between active choosing and a default rule, and hence they would prefer a default rule to an active choice between active choosing and a default rule.
The first question was to choose between the characters Black Jack and Jamie from "Outlander." Caitriona and Sam Heughan both chose Jamie while Tobias Menzies chose Black Jack.
The next question was little trickier: The cast members were asked to choose between Black Jack and Frank.
In this sense, there is a strong nonlibertarian dimension to apparently liberty-preserving approaches that ask people to choose between active choosing and a default rule.
Without anything to choose between, there is no fear of choosing wrong.
They come with a price, they come with a risk and so as adults and educators we are forced to choose between the safe story and the better story.
However, for most classes of other medications, a plan only has to cover a minimum of two drugs for each condition, For example, there are more than two drugs commonly used to treat PCP pneumonia, but under some of these plans, doctors may need to choose between two that are covered by their patient's Part D plan.
From how to choose among different pool or spa options to understanding its mechanical systems and using landscaping to integrate it into a backyard, by including both under one cover, Swimming Pools And Spas provides a much wider-ranging set of discussions than competing titles with narrower focuses--and enable homeowners to contrast and choose between a pool or spa.
Be warned: this is an all or nothing deal that doesn't allow you to choose between various Web servers.
The fact is that the euthanasia issue, especially when linked to the controversy over abortion, has emerged as one of the great debates in turn-of-the-century America; the public must choose between the various "right to life" and "pro-choice" arguments as they apply to death as well as to birth.