halfness

halfness

(ˈhɑːfnəs)
n
the state of having half missingthe state of being made up of two separate parts
References in classic literature ?
But as soon as there is any departure from simplicity, and attempt at halfness, or good for me that is not good for him, my neighbor feels the wrong; he shrinks from me as far as I have shrunk from him; his eyes no longer seek mine; there is war between us; there is hate in him and fear in me.