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An example use of sein in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… Wir werden uns in vielen Fragen sicherlich nicht einig sein, aber zumindest können wir uns einigen …”
the word sein occurs in german on average 2098.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.