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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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The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the extent of fluctuating asymmetry in Rhus glabra, the smooth sumac (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae), could be used as a suitable bioindicator of lead, zinc, and cadmium contamination at the Tar Creek Superfund site (near Picher) in northeastern Oklahoma.
Most studies investigating the influence of temperature on the development of insects use constant temperatures and/or fluctuating temperatures depending on the photoperiod (Bosch & Kemp 2000; Auad et al.
It has been suggested that fluctuating temperatures during incubation can result in observed sex ratios that stray from predicted sex ratios under the constant mean temperature model due to changes in developmental rate as temperature changes.
Businessmen from the Economic Chamber appealed at a debate for a fluctuating rate of exchange for more money for investments and economic growth and development.
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The motor carrier industry has been buffeted by fluctuating fuel prices throughout the past year.
He also experienced episodic vertigo and fluctuating right-sided hearing loss with tinnitus.
Responding to the fluctuating patterns of modern domestic life, the Mobius House is a provocative formal and spatial experiment.
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Webre began both of his offerings Lingo and Fluctuating Hemlines, with promising satirical images; but they gradually lost their edge like icicles melting in the sun.
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This volatility has been caused predominantly by fluctuating expenses.
Governor Dimitar Bogov fiercely opposed the proposals of the business community for replacing the fixed denar exchange rate with a fluctuating one.
With the bond market fluctuating and the national unemployment rate at 6.
Hardie, an earth scientist at Johns Hopkins and a coauthor of the report, had conjectured that fluctuating ocean chemistries are responsible for oscillating calcite and aragonite reef production by simple marine organisms.