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PHP/REGEX: everything before certain characters

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Using PHP and REGEX, I would like only everything before certain characters.

Everything after any of the following characters, including those characters, should be removed.

:
!
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
(


For example, this:
Hello World! This is a test.

Should become this:
Hello World

This:
Hi 123

Should become this:
Hi
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ragnarok89 earned 500 total points
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your regex expression will be [0-9:!(].*$

this matches 0-9, :, !, and ( and any thing after until the end of the line
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by:hankknight
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Thanks!  Here is an example of the working code:
<?php

$data = 'Hello, world 0432! Zooph 123';
echo preg_replace('#[0-9:!(].*$#', '$1', $data );

?>

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