In the realm of Lindelöf metric spaces the following results are obtained in : (i) If is a Lindelöf metric space then it is both densely Lindelöf and almost Lindelöf. In addition, under the countable axiom of choice, the three notions coincide. (ii) The statement “every separable metric space is almost Lindelöf” implies that every infinite subset of has a countably infinite subset). (iii) The statement “every almost Lindelöf metric space is quasi totally bounded implies. (iv) The proposition “every quasi totally bounded metric space is separable” lies, in the deductive hierarchy of choice principles, strictly between the countable union theorem and. Likewise, the statement “every pre‐Lindelöf (or Lindelöf) metric space is separable” lies strictly between and.