I have a question about the usage of the verb "set". According to definition 2 for the verb "set" in this dictionary:
- to cause the action of (a film, story, etc.) to happen in a certain place or during a certain time — often used as (be) set
, with these example usages:
-The play is set in Verona, Italy.
-The novel is set in 1943.
-a novel set during World War II
-The story is set against (the backdrop of) the Second World War.
But then, I saw this in a wikipedia article:
The election was set against the backdrop of World War II, which was going well for the United States and its Allies.
The 1944 presidential is not a play or movie or story. So, is the usage in the wikipedia article wrong?