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All linear subspaces of E of a certain fixed finite dimension n, where 1 ^ n < dim E, are semi-Chebyshev (or, what is equivalent, Chebyshev) subspaces. 3°. All closed linear subspaces of E of a certain fixed finite codimension m, where 1 ^ m < dim E, are semi-Chebyshev subspaces. 4°. E is strictly convex. 14, we obtain the next theorem (see [168, p. 111]). 17. For a Banach space E the following statements are equivalent: 1°. All closed linear subspaces ofE are Chebyshev subspaces. 2°. All closed linear subspaces of E of a certain fixed finite codimension m, where 1 ^ m < dim E, are Chebyshev subspaces.

It is well known (see [168, p. 115]) that the space E = c 0 has no Chebyshev subspace of infinite dimension, but it has Chebyshev subspaces of any finite dimension. It is also known that E = L^([0,1], v), where v is the Lebesgue measure, has no Chebyshev subspace of finite dimension or of finite codimension, but still it has Chebyshev subspaces (see below). 1 by combining in some way the spaces r 0 and L^([0, 1], v). 1 only among those separable Banach spaces which are not isometric to any conjugate Banach space (the spaces c0 and LK([O, 1], v) do have this property; moreover, they are even not isomorphic to any conjugate Banach space).

I) IfQ is a compact space, then E = C(Q) has property proxbid. (ii) // T is a locally compact space, then E = C0(T) has property proxbid. (iii) If(T, v) is a positive measure space, then E = L1R(T, v) has property proxbid. , for each e > 0 there exists a compact subset Q of T such that \x(t)\ < e for all t £ T\Q), endowed with the usual vector operations and with the norm ||x|| = sup reT |x(r)|. 16 has been proved by J. Blatter and G. Seever [16] and, independently, with a different method, by R.