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である
dearu
JLPT N3 Author: Amatuka
Meaning
To be, is (formal equivalent of だ [da])
See also
Phrases
The Tanaka san who is a doctor.
#3187 Author: dc

Even if that is correct, would it not have to be different in this case?
#3191 Author: bamboo4

To be always honest is not easy.
#4955 Author: Miki

我輩は猫である。
#7085 Author: lafcadio10

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