regular expression not matching begining of string

Need a regular expression pattern that does not match the beginning of a string.  For example:

abc123      = no match
1abcdi98r = match
deg0abc    = match
.abc            = match
NevSoFlyAsked:
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Joshua GrantomSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
Are you trying to find abc anywhere that is not at the beginning of a string?

.(abc)
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ozoCommented:
.abc
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NevSoFlyAuthor Commented:
Here is a more complete picture.  I am trying to find "(" that is not at the beginning of the string and does not have a -, +, /, *,  or ( directly in-front of it.  I do apologize for my original question being so far off the mark.
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Joshua GrantomSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
can you give us an example of a full string to go with that?
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ozoCommented:
[^-+/*(]\(
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NevSoFlyAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I am assuming that \)[^-+/*)] would work similarly for the end of a string.  Is that correct?
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